Ben Crowther (he/him) is the Policy Director for America Walks, where he works with state and local advocates supporting mobility for all. Ben runs America Walks’ Building Better Streets, Reconnecting Communities, and Safer Vehicles for Pedestrians campaigns. Prior to joining America Walks, Ben was the program manager for the Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU)’s Highways to Boulevards initiative. In this role, he assisted communities across the country seeking to remove aging highways and replace them with socially and economically valuable places. He also led CNU’s national advocacy for the federal Reconnecting Communities program. Ben has a PhD from the University of Texas at Austin.
Ben lives in Boston with his partner Nikki and their cat. When not fighting freeways, he’s an avid tabletop gamer.