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2019 Leadership Fellows

Laura Dierenfield

Title: Division Manager, Active Transportation and Street Design Division, Austin Transportation Department
Laura Dierenfield

Ms. Dierenfield leads the Austin Transportation Department’s Active Transportation and Street Design Division with a focus on improving mobility for everyone in Austin by providing safer and more comfortable options for bicycling, walking and accessing mass transit.  She brings 18 years of experience in transportation planning, public policy and community-based non-profit organizational leadership. Her team delivers quick build multimodal street design improvements on the order of 30-40 projects per year, with a focus on better connecting Austin’s pedestrian, bicycle and transit networks to make it fun, fast and friendly to walk, scoot, bike, or get to and from a bus or train stop in Austin.