Scott has over 17 years experience helping communities implement active transportation programs, leading strategic advocacy plans, and managing active transportation organizations. Scott’s work history includes 11 years at Oregon’s Bicycle Transportation Alliance, holding positions of Executive Director, Political Director, and Education Director. Scott led the launch of Oregon’s Safe Routes to School programs and served as the 2nd Safe Routes to School National Conference Director in 2009. As the lead lobbyist to pass innovative Oregon bicycle and pedestrian legislation, he was instrumental in the passing of the nation’s first vulnerable roadway user law and strengthening Oregon’s Stop and Stay Stopped law. Examples of Scott’s visionary leadership include the development of the Blueprint for Better Bicycling report, focusing on increasing low-stress bicycle routes – bicycle boulevards, and the installation of Portland’s first on-street bicycle corral.
Scott earned his Masters in Urban and Regional Planning from Portland State University and Bachelor of Political Science from the University of Albany. Scott and his family live in a Portland, Oregon neighborhood boasting a ‘Walk Score’ of 91 and world-class bicycle routes and transit service.