A Conversation with Lynn Peterson

Image of the book "Roadways for People"
Humphrey School of Public Affairs
April 13, 2023 - 11:15 am CDT
- 12:30 pm
Wilkins Room, Humphrey School 215
Come join co-sponsors the Humphrey School of Public Affairs, the Center for Transportation Studies, and Hamline University’s Center for Justice and Law to hear from Lynn as she discusses her book and her work in regional governance.

Lynn Peterson is the author of the new book Roadways for People (Island Press). Based on her own experience and interviews with leaders in the field, Lynn showcases new possibilities in transportation engineering and planning utilizing a community-based solutions approach to address the transportation needs of the most historically marginalized members of the community.


Light refreshments will be provided.


About Lynn


Lynn Peterson is a recognized leader in transportation planning and engineering, known for her approach that is rooted in racial equity, guided by a process of community engagement, and includes collaboration with other professionals. She is the Oregon Metro Council President, which oversees regional affordable housing, parks, tourism and cultural venues, garbage and recycling, and, of course transportation and land use planning. In addition to various other roles, Lynn served as Secretary of the Washington State Department of Transportation, overseeing megaprojects including the Seattle Tunnel Project and the 520 Floating Bridge replacement, as well as the Washington State Ferries (third largest ferry system in the world) and Tolling System.