Crissy Fanganello

Director of Transportation - Department of Public Works, City and County of Denver

Denver, CO

Crissy Fanganello is Denver’s first Director of Transportation overseeing transportation planning, engineering and operations citywide. Fanganello oversees the policy, institutionalization and implementation of the city’s multimodal vision as developed in Denver’s Strategic Transportation Plan (STP) for which she was the primary author. The STP vision is a healthy, livable community through the efficient movement of people and goods. This plan set the stage to help Denver move goods and people around the city traveling on bicycles, using transit, and by walking.

Current efforts are focused on improving transportation safety and customer service in Denver’s neighborhoods. Fanganello is also working to develop and implement a comprehensive mobility strategy to move people efficiently within and through Denver as the city continues to grow (adding 100,000 people since 2006) while maintaining Denver’s world class quality of life.

Fanganello has worked tirelessly to move the city towards adopting multimodal policies and plans. She empowered staff to develop DenverMoves Bicycles in 2011, resulting in a $119M bicycle network vision. Since 2008, Denver has added 100 miles of bicycle facilities, including Denver’s first protected bike lane, with another 19 miles planned for 2015 including two more protected facilities. In the coming months staff will work to develop two new citywide plans: DenverMoves Transit and DenverMoves Pedestrians & Trails. Together these plans will help round out the city’s comprehensive approach to transportation where all modes have to be easy, convenient, reliable and safe to meet the needs of the community.

Fanganello currently sits on the boards for Denver Bike Sharing, Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG), and the National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO). She has also been an active member of the Colorado Chapter of Women’s Transportation Seminar (WTS) International as a board member and Chapter President and was recently honored as the 2014 WTS Colorado Woman of the Year. She served as an expert panelist on the Rose Fellowship study visit to Providence, RI in 2012.

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