The city announced earlier today that Michael Carroll will step in as Deputy Managing Director for Transportation and Infrastructure Systems.

As Deputy Managing Director for the Office of Transportation and Infrastructure Systems, Carroll will oversee the Streets Department, including the Office of Complete Streets. The position has been vacant since Clarena Tolson left in the fall to head the Philadelphia Parking Authority.

Carroll will go into the position from his former position as the Acting Commissioner of the Philadelphia Streets Department. He is a registered traffic engineer with a quarter-century experience in transportation planning, policy and multi-modal analysis. Carroll has served as the Director of Engineering and Special Projects, charged with coordinating and overseeing aspects of transportation policy among the Mayor’s Office, Streets Department and other city agencies, as noted in a city press release.

Carroll’s promotion is welcome news for the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia. We have a working relationship with Carroll, and believe he will bring a wealth of relevant knowledge to the position.

“The Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia is very pleased that Mayor Jim Kenney appointed such an experienced and professional team to lead the City of Philadelphia’s transportation policy and operations,” said Bicycle Coalition Executive Director Sarah Clark Stuart. “Michael Carroll’s expertise, managerial experience, and vision for embracing multi-modal transportation and prioritizing the elimination of traffic deaths and major injuries will serve all Philadelphians well. His team will bring new energy to the challenge of bringing Philadelphia’s roads into a good state of repair and upgrading and improving the bicycle network so that it becomes a safe, high-quality and world class system that attracts many more people to use bicycles for all purposes.”

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