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Nicole Freedman

City of Seattle
Chief of Active Transportation

Nicole Freedman recently started working as Chief of Active Transportation for the City of Seattle where she is overseeing the expansion of bike share, creation of Summer Parkways programs, a new TDM 2.0 program and more.

Previously, she worked as Director of Bicycle Programs for the City of Boston which was part of Mayor Menino’s vision for healthy, sustainable communities.  During her tenure, she helped transform Boston from the worst cycling city in the country to a recognized leader.


Nicole has a degree in Urban Planning from Stanford University.  She competed professionally in bike racing from 1994-2005 winning two national championships and competing for the United States in the 2000 Olympics in Sidney.