Mark de la vergne
His work in transportation is anything but pedestrian
35, Principal, Director of Transportation Planning
Sam Schwartz Engineering
Among other achievements, Mark de la Vergne was lead author of the Chicago Dept. of Transportation's Pedestrian Plan, one of the most sweeping pedestrian policies in the nation and a blueprint for promoting safety, integration and quality along urban thoroughfares. Other CDOT projects include Chicago Streets for Cycling, for which de la Vergne identified more than 100 miles of protected bike lanes, and Divvy, for which he selected 300 sites for a city bike-share system. More recently, de la Vergne developed a traffic management study in support of renovations to Wrigley Field, home to baseball's Chicago Cubs. He serves on the Sensible Growth Committee of Chicago's Metropolitan Planning Council and on the board of directors for the Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals.