Outreach Professional, Clean Cities Coordinator
|UVM Transportation Research Center
210 Colchester Avenue
Burlington, VT 05405
Phone: (802) 656-9123
Abby Bleything is the Clean Cities Coordinator and Outreach Professional at the University of Vermont (UVM) Transportation Research Center (TRC). In her role she works to build capacity among stakeholders across the Northeast to address current and emerging needs of a 21st century transportation sector workforce, and manages a state coalition and portfolio of activities to decrease the use of fossil fuels in transportation as part of the national Clean Cities initiative.
Abby Bleything has worked in the transportation demand management (TDM) field for 7 years, with an additional 2 years working on sustainable community development. She has experience building comprehensive state-wide programs, drafting bike and pedestrian improvement plans, and conducting trainings on best practices for creating livable communities. Prior to joining the Transportation Research Center, Abby designed and launched the Vermont Safe Routes to School Resource Center, successfully engaging 85 schools, or 33% of the state’s middle and elementary schools. Abby has extensive experience building coalitions, growing initiatives, and creating long-term sustainable programs. Her work has also included writing community design guidelines, consulting on green building developments, and assisting with form-based code projects. She holds a Masters of Science in Urban Policy Studies, is a Certified Planner (AICP), a LEED Accredited Professional, and a Certified Instructor for the Safe Routes to School National Course.