Matt Pinder is a transportation engineering professional and community leader who is passionate about understanding and improving the way the world moves. He has spent three years working at Metrolinx, where he worked to plan station access improvements to GO Transit stations. Recently, he completed a Masters in Transportation Engineering at the University of Toronto, with a thesis centred on cycling as an access mode to train stations. As part of his studies, he spent three weeks in the Netherlands in 2017 understanding why the Dutch have been so successful at growing cycling. He is also the author of the blog BeyondTheAutomobile.ca, which features thought leadership in sustainable transportation topics, and has been published in the Toronto Star and interviewed on CBC’s Metro Morning. Finally, Matt is a co-founder and co-host of BIKE MINDS, a unique and highly-successful storytelling event series in Toronto featuring positive and inspiring stories related to cycling.
Matt offers expertise in:
- Designing for cycling as an access mode to transit
- Bicycle parking and secure bicycle parking design and best practice
- Human Factors analysis of road safety challenges
- Marketing cycling using behavioural science techniques
- Leveraging and celebrating your local cycling community to grow cycling rates