Maria Vyas, AICP, is a consultant with 23 years of experience helping communities become friendlier for bicycling and walking. In her professional life as a transportation planner at Fehr & Peers, she has completed a considerable body of work in active transportation. Her work includes designing on- and off-street bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure, establishing a regional vision for active transportation and first/last mile connections throughout the Salt Lake metropolitan region, and developing actionable bicycle and pedestrian master plans for communities throughout the West. She has been recognized for her work by the Institute of Transportation Engineers’ Bicycle and Pedestrian Council, the Women in Transportation Seminar, and the American Planning Association. A Salt Lake native, she loves to camp and ride her bike all over the great State of Utah. She believes deeply in providing transportation access and independence to all people, and in the joy of riding a bike.