This episode we're talking with Joan Lyons. Joan is the Planning and TDM Projects Manager at Boulder Transportation Connections and Boulder Chamber, the City of Boulder's Transportation Management Association (TMA).
Professional Bio: With a Master's in Urban Development and Management from Erasmus University - Rotterdam in the Netherlands, she strives to think of the bigger picture and how policy and planning impact our world. Outside of her work in transportation planning, Joan has previously engaged in consulting work for Colorado water planning issues and has contributed to Harvard Graduate School of Design research on the 'Just City' concept. She currently serves on the RTD Citizens Advisory Committee and Boulder B-cycle Board, and is an American Planning Association Colorado Board Member.
Outside of work, you'll find Joan volunteering, running, skiing, or doing yoga.
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In 2019, global emissions hit an all-time high and projections put us at a terrifying high line of 3.5 degree temperature rise by the end of the century. But the global pandemic may have been a turning point. New green recovery policies have the potential to decrease our 2030 emissions by 25% and put us on a new line that limits temperature rise to that critical 2 degrees.
But what does the journey Between the Lines look like?
Achieving these goals will require innovative solutions in every sector of our economy, but none may be more challenging and impactful than personal transportation.
We’re bringing you experts, innovators, and interesting people working hard to revolutionize and decarbonize our commutes and daily trips. In each episode, we’ll discuss a different solution and ask our guest why it will save our planet.