Amanda Eaken

Director of Transportation, Bloomberg American Cities Climate Challenge, NRDC

Amanda Eaken is Director of Transportation for the Bloomberg American Cities Climate Challenge at the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), where she leads a team supporting 25 American cities in decarbonizing their transportation systems. She is also lead for developing NRDC’s national climate strategy for transportation. Appointed by San Francisco Mayor London Breed, she serves as Vice Chair of the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency Board of Directors, overseeing and governing San Francisco's public transit, streets, taxis, and parking assets.

Podcast Guest Appearances

How a Manufactured Car Culture Blocks Transit

Unless you live in one of the few dense, urban parts of the country, you probably rely on a car to get around. That culture of car dependency feels natural, because most of our cities have been built for cars, rather than pedestrians, bikes or dedicated mass transit.