On Saturday December 2, 2017, BikeSGV will host its annual party - 'Noche de las Luminarias' - to celebrate the progress towards a more pedestrian-, bicycle-, and transit-friendly SGV. This profile is one of a series of posts highlighting some of the people at the forefront of this movement. Event information can be found here.
Margaret Lin’s work over the past several years has helped advance discussion around sustainable mobility options in the City of South Pasadena and beyond, ranging from studying transportation alternatives for the proposed 710-North freeway tunnel to facilitating one of the most complex open streets events ever staged in the United States. The 8-city, 626 Golden Streets ciclovía would not have been possible without her government experience and can-do attitude; the historic event overcame everything from shifting local politics to a massive wildfire that forced its originally scheduled date of June 26, 2016. At the same time Margaret has worked with diverse partners including Metro and the San Gabriel Valley Council of Governments to launch a Bike-Friendly Business District project, set the stage for the implementation of bike share in South Pasadena, and supported implementation of the City’s 2011 Bicycle Master Plan.
A graduate of South Pasadena public schools with deep roots in the SGV - Margaret received her Bachelor’s Degree in Urban and Regional Planning with a minor in Geographical Information Systems from Cal Poly Pomona before obtaining her Master’s Degree in Public Policy from the University of Southern California - Margaret has worked in both the private and public sector, previously for the Southern California Association of Governments where she played an active role in developing the Active Transportation sections of the 2012 Regional Transportation Plan (RTP), and currently as Principal Management Analyst for the City of South Pasadena.
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