Bikeshare Hawaii announced today Todd Boulanger (MURP ’95) has joined the non-profit organization as its executive director effective immediately.
Boulanger has more than 20 years of experience in transportation planning and mobility consultation with a special focus on designing complete streets, researching transportation trends, parking operations, operating bike transit hubs, and marketing mobility services. Most recently, Boulanger served as the VP of Operations and Facility Design for Bikestation and its facilities nationwide. Prior to Bikestation, Boulanger was Alta Planning and Design’s Deputy Project Manager for the Abu Dhabi Pedestrian Safety Action Plan that developed roadway safety audits, countermeasures and best policies for over 150 pedestrian high-frequency crash sites. Boulanger was originally recruited from The State of Hawai‘i by the City of Vancouver where he served as the senior transportation planner for the City’s then new Neighborhood Safety & Livability program within its Transportation Services section.
“We are pleased to have Todd join Bikeshare Hawaii in this important leadership position after his time away from Hawai‘i,” said Greg Gaug, vice president of investments for Ulupono Initiative who serves as chair of Bikeshare Hawaii’s Board of Directors. “We are confident that Todd’s extensive background with managing complex urban transportation systems will help lead Biki through its post-launch phase to achieve financial self-sustaining growth and expansion. We look forward to working with Todd to ensure that Biki remains an integral part of Hawai‘i’s transportation network.”
Boulanger’s local experience includes serving as a planner for the State of Hawai‘i, Department of Health’s Family Health Services Division and research assistant for the Water Resources Research Center. He also served as a research assistant at the University of Hawaii where he conducted research on operations and light rail guideway technology choices used by the City Council during its evaluation of proposals for the HART 2 Project in 1992. Additionally, his local volunteer experience included serving as Hawaii Bicycling League’s Community Affairs Committee leader during Honolulu’s 1999 Bike Plan and as an early advocate for the City’s traffic calming pilot program.
Boulanger said, “I am very excited to return to the islands to renew my work on transforming Honolulu from just an urban place to urbane spaces with more active transportation choices, such as Biki. Furthermore, I am looking forward to renewing my connection with the UH Mānoa campus community during Biki’s upcoming expansion which will help address its student, faculty and staff mobility needs.”
Boulanger earned his masters of urban and regional planning from the University of Hawai‘i Mānoa and his bachelor’s degree in political science and Asian business from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. He currently resides in Kaimukī.