Barkha Patel is the Director of Transportation Planning for the City of Jersey City. In this role, she manages all transportation planning activities for the City, serves as Co-Chair of the Jersey City Vision Zero Task Force and represents the City at the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority. Barkha’s work focuses on active transportation, urban design, and placemaking. She oversees the City’s long range transportation initiatives, including development of the City’s first-ever Vision Zero Action Plan, School Travel Plan, and Bicycle Master Plan, and advancement of infrastructure improvements with a commitment to smart growth and equity. Barkha earned a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Rutgers University’s School of Arts and Sciences and a Master’s of City and Regional Planning from the Bloustein School.