Taylor Lonsdale, P.E.
Taylor Lonsdale is a key team member of the Small Urban and Rural Livability Center (SURLC) and the Small Urban, Rural, and Tribal Center on Mobility (SURTCOM) at the Western Transportation Institute of Montana State University. Taylor has a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering with more than 18 years of civil engineering design experience.
Taylor is currently involved in research supporting improved bicycle and pedestrian accommodation and safety on rural roads. His research also involves expanding public transportation options for small urban and rural communities. The focus of his work is on how infrastructure and land development choices affect the ability of people of all ages and ability to move around their community on foot and on bike.
As an outreach specialist and experienced presenter, Taylor is frequently invited to guest lecture in engineering classes, present research outcomes at local and national conferences, and facilitate workshops and webinars.
Taylor served as the Safe Routes to School Coordinator for Montana from 2009-2013, working with more than 50 communities across Montana to support SRTS program development. He developed a broad reaching and diverse network of advocates across the state and has established relationships with individuals, school administrators, public health officials, city and county engineers, and elected officials.
Research Focus Affiliations
- Mobility and Public Transportation