Deputy Commissioner for Policy, New York City Department of Transportation
Michael Replogle, a globally recognized expert on sustainable transportation, was appointed in 2015 as Deputy Commissioner for Policy for New York City’s Department of Transportation, where he is chief strategy advisor. He shapes the City’s Vision Zero initiatives, which have cut road traffic deaths by 25% in 5 years, and the City’s bike share system, largest in the Americas, along with City policies regarding freight and curb management, for-hire vehicles, vehicle electrification, autonomous vehicles, road pricing, regional and federal transportation, and COVID-19 recovery. He led development of the 2016 NYC DOT 5-year Strategic Plan, and agency contributions to New York City’s climate action plan and OneNYC 2050 plan.
Replogle co-founded Bikes Not Bombs in 1984 and led its successful effort to ship 10,000 recycled bikes to teachers and health workers in Nicaragua. In 1985, Replogle co-founded the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP), and served as its President for more than 20 years, and later as its Managing Director for Policy. He co-founded the Partnership on Sustainable Low Carbon Transportation (SLoCaT) and served as its first board chairman. His efforts helped secured a 2012 $175 billion 10-year commitment for more sustainable transportation from the 8 largest multilateral development banks. For 17 years, Replogle was Transportation Director for the Environmental Defense Fund, promoting transportation policy reforms to improve air quality and public health in the U.S. and abroad. He guided growth management policies for Montgomery County, Maryland, from 1982-91. He holds honors degrees in civil and urban engineering and sociology from the University of Pennsylvania.