MEET KIRSTEN MOTE, AICP >> AVP and Director of Smart Mobility Planning
Master's in City & Regional Planning
Bachelor's in Geography
American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP)
MIT Beyond Smart Cities Certification
"I'm going to need to think
for a bit."
Being a leader and a go-to for clients
Kirsten has over 13 years of consulting, CID, and public sector experience, including multimodal transportation planning, project development capital program management, and technology integration. Kirsten prides herself on developing plans with projects ready that are practical and implementable.
As the former Program Director for a special taxing district, Kirsten was responsible for the planning, construction, and maintenance of several transportation and beautification projects. Her unique knowledge from this experience allows her to identify projects and plans that will be supported by leaders, competitive for funding, and prepared for the transportation implementation process. Kirsten had the exceptional opportunity to see one of the first diverging diamond interchanges in metro Atlanta come to life, where she managed the integration of several project upgrades including landscaping, lighting, traffic signals, and other hardscape materials.
Prior to the CID, Kirsten began her career for a private consulting firm where she focused her efforts on transit and long-range planning. During this time, she developed a niche in passenger rail planning including routes from Atlanta to Charlotte, Chattanooga, Birmingham, Jacksonville, and Columbus. She was also heavily involved in rural and human services planning, rural transit feeder systems, and urban service planning and environmental documents.
In Kirsten’s role as Director of Smart Mobility Planning, she is focusing on updating the transportation planning process to plan through a lens of new and emerging technologies, and integrating those technologies into transportation plans. Technologies range across all transportation modes including connected an autonomous vehicles, to alternative fuel/energy vehicles, to micromobility and pedestrian safety features. Recent examples of projects include the Woodstock Smart Corridor, Virginia Avenue Smart Corridor, and Southern Fulton Comprehensive Transportation Plan, with several others underway.
Kirsten completed the MIT Mobility Lab Beyond Smart Cities Certification in 2020 and is also a certified planner through the American Institute of Certified Planners.