Dhyana Quintanar Solares is a sustainable mobility, public space and urban design expert with over 10 years of experience in the public, private and non-governmental sectors in Mexico. She previously was the head of the Authority of the Public Space of Mexico City where she implemented various street, park, and plaza projects, road safety programs, and managed the on-street parking program of the city. She was responsible for leading and coordinating the Pasos Seguros Program task force to improve road safety conditions in 56 intersections and 6 high risk corridors. Before that, she was General Director of Transportation Planning and Roads at the Secretariat of Transportation and Roads of Mexico City (currently the Secretariat of Mobility) where she developed Mexico City’s 2013-2018 Comprehensive Mobility Plan, led the drafting of Mexico City’s Mobility Law and Traffic Regulation. Prior to these positions, as Director of Strategic Projects at the Institute of Transportation and Development Policy in Mexico (ITDP) and Coordinator of Mexico City’s Bicycle Mobility Strategy, she led important efforts to promote pedestrian and bicycle mobility projects. She is co-author of Ciclociudades (Cycle-cities), the comprehensive bicycle mobility manual for Mexican cities and implemented Mexico City’s bike-sharing program ECOBICI.
She holds an undergraduate degree in biology with a concentration in environmental studies from Bryn Mawr College. She received her Master’s in Environmental Management (MEM) with a focus on transportation and urban development from Yale University’s School of Forestry and Environmental Studies.