Name: Sean Meehan
Title: Senior Research Specialist
Sean Meehan is a Senior Research Specialist for the New Jersey Safe Routes to School (SRTS) Resource Center at the Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center at Rutgers University. With over ten years of experience, Sean works in the area of pedestrian and bicycle mobility and safety with a goal of- making it easier and safer for both children and adults to walk and cycle more. Sean oversees projects for the New Jersey SRTS program in conjunction with the New Jersey Department of Transportation and with the state’s eight Transportation Management Associations (TMAs). As part of his work with the NJ SRTS Resource Center, Sean provides services, training, coordination and technical assistance to TMAs, local and regional governments, schools and school districts and other organizations to encourage students to walk and bicycle to school and to identify opportunities for infrastructure and policy improvements that make walking and biking to school safer.
The focus of Sean’s work has been on active, sustainable transportation and working with multi-disciplined stakeholders and partners to help individuals and communities integrate these healthy and physically active forms of transportation into daily routines. Working with a wide array of partners, Sean helps to cultivate a culture of safe walking and bicycling by providing technical assistance and community outreach, contributing to research, creating instructive resources, and developing and distributing informative training programs for a variety of audiences.
Prior to joining VTC in 2008, Sean worked for five years as a Transportation Planner and Program Coordinator for Keep Middlesex Moving TMA based in New Brunswick, NJ. Sean received a Master of City and Regional Planning degree from the Bloustein School at Rutgers University and a BS degree in Environmental Policy from Cook College at Rutgers.