Caroline Samponaro

The micromobility advocate

Head of Micromobility Policy, Lyft

@carolinesampo
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Caroline went from a cycling activist who founded a grassroots campaign to support the New York City Department of Transportation’s plans for protected bike lanes to a policy head a Lyft — a transformation she admits was a complicated one.

Caroline Samponaro joined Lyft in 2018 to start the company’s new bike, scooter and pedestrian policy program. In this new role, Caroline leads efforts to form strong partnerships with cities on policy initiatives like Vision Zero and complete street redesigns, as well as help realize specific goals around bike and scooter shared mobility.

Prior to Lyft, Caroline spent two months at ofo, and prior to that 12 years as deputy director of Transportation Alternatives in New York City. At TransAlt, Caroline led the advocacy campaigns to bring Vision Zero to the United States, establishing the country’s largest bike share program, Citi Bike, and set national standards for urban complete street design.

In 2013, in partnership with traffic violence victims, Caroline founded Families for Safe Streets, a grassroots, victim-led movement to eradicate reckless driving that now has chapters in cities across the United States. Caroline holds a BA in Anthropology from Columbia University.

 

Theme: Multimodal urban transit and society

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Caroline went from a cycling activist who founded a grassroots campaign to support the New York City Department of Transportation’s plans for protected bike lanes to a policy head a Lyft — a transformation she admits was a complicated one.