After three months of interviews and deliberations, the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia’s Board of Directors have hired Sarah Clark Stuart as Executive Director of the organization.
Stuart has been serving as the Coalition’s Acting Executive Director since November 1, when former Executive Director Alex Doty left the organization to serve as head of the League of American Bicyclists in Washington, D.C.
She came into the job from the Deputy Director position, where she served for seven years.
“With Sarah’s leadership and the support of our very dedicated, talented, and hard working staff we look forward to a bright and promising future for our organization,” wrote Board Chair Leslye Silver in an email to staff this morning. “Our board members are thankful for all that you have done to help us reach this point. We are committed to working hard to continue helping BCGP reach its goals going forward.”
Since joining the Bicycle Coalition in 2009 (after serving for several years as a Board member and consultant), she has been a key player in the Bicycle Coalition’s key accomplishments: mobilizing new funding for the region’s trail system, such as the $23 million TIGER construction grant; organizing a coalition to promote the regional trail network as “The Circuit”; advancing Philadelphia’s Complete Streets policy and the requirement that new construction projects include bike parking in the City’s code; and coordinating research and analysis of several reports on bicycling in Philadelphia.
Before coming to the Bicycle Coalition, Stuart held positions with Pew Charitable Trusts and the Environmental Defense Fund, as well as consulting jobs for the Conservation Law Foundation and the Natural Resources Defense Council.
An avid cyclist and city resident, Stuart is committed to making bicycling a safe and fun way to get around for anyone in the Greater Philadelphia region.