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.
Samuel Zneimer has been in the transportation planning field for 7 years, with professional experience in active transportation, community development, environmental analysis, site planning, parking studies, transportation studies, analyses for non-motorized technical studies, grant writing and management, and development implementation plans. During his tenure at the City of South Pasadena, Sam was a co-author of the City’s 2011 Bicycle Master Plan, whose implementation has moved forward in recent years with the striping of Class II bike lanes on sections of Mission St. and El Centro St., as well as the construction of the City’s Arroyo Seco River Path underway (completion slated for February 2018).
A graduate of South Pasadena schools and USC’s Urban and Regional Planning Master’s program, where he focused on Transportation and Infrastructure, Sam juggled graduate studies and creating a more pedestrian-, bike-, and transit-friendly South Pasadena during his time with the City by helping secure multiple active transportations grants (including a downtown bicycle parking grant expected to be implemented in 2018), advancing several local bicycle projects such as the Arroyo Seco Path extension, and representing the City at multiple regional working groups to further active transportation in the region. Sam also played a lead facilitation role for special events in the City, including two of the largest bike events in the country, Stage 2 of the 2016 Amgen Tour of California and the 626 Golden Streets ciclovía.
A lifelong South Pasadena resident, Sam currently works as a transportation consultant at Translink Consulting. He has worked on in multiple projects in Southern California including the Metro Orange Line Grade Separation/Operational Improvement Technical Study, Metro West Santa Ana Branch Transit Corridor Environmental Study and Metro Arterial Performance Measurement Pilot.
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