We are thrilled to announce Zabe Bent, former National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO) Director of Design, as the Keynote Speaker for the 2023 Tennessee Bike Walk Summit in Knoxville, Tennessee!

Zabe Bent is a planner, engineer, and designer with 20 years of experience in multimodal planning and urban development. She most recently served as Director of Design at NACTO, where she focused on guidance and policy on urban street design, from the Streets for Pandemic Response & Recovery to comments on the update to the MUTCD. She has worked in state and city governments, consulting firms, and nonprofits on policy and programs for BRT projects, complete streets design, congestion pricing, travel demand management, highway impact analyses, and long range-planning in San Francisco, Boston, Sacramento, Seattle, New York, and more. Her approach centers safe, equitable mobility with sustainable outcomes. Zabe now balances design and policy consulting with her creative interests. She holds a BA from Barnard College, as well as a Master in City Planning and a Master of Science in Transportation from MIT.