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Caroline Samponaro

Transportation Alternatives
Deputy Director
New York, NY
Caroline Samponaro, Deputy Director at Transportation Alternatives, is
one of the nation’s foremost advocates for traffic justice. She
recently spearheaded the formation of Families for Safe Streets, a
group of New Yorkers who have lost loved ones or been injured in
traffic crashes. Caroline is also an expert on urban bicycling and has
helped lead New York City’s rapid transformation into a bke-friendly
city. In her role at Transportation Alternatives, Caroline directs
dozens of grassroots campaigns and manages a network of thousands of
New Yorkers working to transform streets and promote sustainable
transportation policy. Caroline is frequently quoted in the New York
Times and New York Magazine, and she is a sought-out speaker on
reckless driving prevention, the growth of urban cycling and the
transition away from the automobile in cities across the globe.
Caroline lives in Brooklyn and holds a BA in Cultural Anthropology
from Columbia University.