Ryan Snyder Associates, LLC (RSA) is a new urbanist transportation planning consulting firm specializing in smart growth, bicycle and pedestrian planning and safe routes to school planning. This practice has evolved into “street planning.” RSA also plans transit and paratransit, Transportation Demand Management (TDM), clean fuel vehicles as well as taxi regulations. RSA teams with planning, engineering, architecture firms and others to bring the highest skill level called for by each project.
The President, Ryan Snyder, has managed the production of transportation plans for over twenty-two years. Additionally, he has been involved in lawmaking at the state level and ordinance drafting at the local level. Snyder teaches the national Pedestrian Safety Design course for the Federal Highway Administration.
Ryan Snyder has a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and a Master’s Degree in Urban Planning from UCLA. Snyder is one of seven people certified by the California Department of Health Services to conduct Walk Audits for communities to develop pedestrian plans. He is also a Nationally Certified Safe Routes to School Instructor. He has lectured on transportation planning at the UCLA Graduate School of Architecture and Urban Planning, in the UCLA Geography Department, and in the UCLA Extension. Mr. Snyder teaches sustainable transportation planning as a module in the National Sustainable Building Advisor Program. Snyder served as the Vice President of the Los Angeles Board of Transportation Commissioners.
Snyder is a member of the Congress for the New Urbanism, the American Planning Association and the Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Planners.