Transportation Analyst (he/him)
A childhood in a car-centric suburb of Salt Lake City, a love for bicycles, and a fascination with cities have motivated Hayden Andersen to dedicate his career to sustainable transportation by reducing car dependence. As an undergraduate in civil engineering at Brigham Young University, he took every transportation-related class available to him while also serving on the campus bicycle committee. When it came time to choose a graduate school, UC Davis, a sustainable transportation research mecca, was the easy choice. His thesis, “Were COVID Pedestrian Streets Good for Business?”, involved interviews and a national survey of businesses to determine the effects of COVID street changes on local economies. In his free time, he enjoys rollerblading, farmers markets, and the quiet rhythm of a happy life.