Mike is a professional engineer and serves as Gresham Smith’s active transportation service line leader bringing more than 20 years of experience in the planning, design and implementation of transportation projects. He was named as one of the owners of  Gresham Smith and uses his platform to strategize about transportation’s role in positively impacting the communities that we serve.

Leading projects ranging from 100-mile greenway studies to statewide multimodal planning initiatives, Mike has spent the past 15 years focused on complete streets and right-sizing our roadways for all users. A daily bike commuter himself, Mike’s advocacy efforts for bicyclists and pedestrians have helped forge many important relationships within the local communities he serves and the broader transportation industry. As a result of his advocacy efforts, he currently serves on the National Board of Directors for the League of American Bicyclists where he co-chairs the equity and fundraising committees.

Mike has been named as the JB Speed School of Engineering Outstanding Young Engineer, was a recipient of the DV Terrell Award by KSPE, and has earned a spot among the Business First 40 under 40. His dedication to his profession has led to recent co-authoring of the widely used NCHRP 880 which focuses on providing the appropriate balance of service and safety for all users. He was also invited to testify in front of Congress in the spring of 2019 on the importance of better funding and planning for multimodal connectivity and safety.


Personal posts from my multimodal adventures.

Toronto Day 3 – NACTO

The day opened with a plenary of local council members explaining the challenges of accommodating all users in a rapidly evolving city. CW Wong-Tam underscored that no one should mistake that cars are responsible for Read more…

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Feel free to reach out if you would like to talk shop, or to see how Mike can help:

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Gresham Smith
111 W. Main Street, Louisville KY 40202

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Mike Sewell
Mon - Fri, 8:00-22:00