Gresham Smith’s Mike Sewell Re-elected to League of American Bicyclists Board

September 13, 2021

Gresham Smith is pleased to announce that Mike Sewell, P.E., LCI active transportation service line leader has been re-elected to the League of American Bicyclists’ National Board of Directors. Mike’s second three-year term will begin at the Annual Board Meeting in Washington, D.C. on October 23rd.

“We’re proud of Mike’s continued commitment to encouraging active, bike-friendly atmospheres that pushes boundaries,” said Kent Black, P.E., executive vice president of Transportation at Gresham Smith. “Mike’s drive and forward-thinking perspective has a national impact on bicycle and pedestrian advocacy and safety. He is a leader and a testament to Gresham Smith’s innovative approach and continued investment in active transportation. The firm’s Transportation market is thrilled to support Mike and this opportunity.”

During Mike’s first term on the Board, he had the opportunity to represent the engineering and active transportation industry in a 2019 U.S. House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee’s Subcommittee on Highways and Transit hearing in titled, “Every Life Counts: Improving the Safety of our Nation’s Roadways.” He served as an expert witness giving oral testimony and answering questions from Congressional members about bicycle and pedestrian safety across the country in the U.S.

“Being an advocate for bicyclists and pedestrians is something I have found joy in for as long as I can remember,” commented Sewell. “I believe transportation is the lifeblood of our communities, and think of walking and bicycling as the great equalizer. I’m truly honored to be re-elected to the Board and continue to act as a unified voice to encourage a bike-friendly nation.”

Mike is widely-recognized engineer and expert in the active transportation field. He uses his platform to strategize about planning and designing safe, comfortable and meaningful multimodal infrastructure, including Lexington, Ky,’s Town Branch Commons, Louisville Olmstead Parkways and the University of Kentucky Bicycle Master Plan. A daily bike commuter himself,, Mike has spent the past 20 years focused on complete streets and right-sizing roadways for all users.

Founded in 1880, the League of American Bicyclists is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting cycling for fun, fitness and transportation through advocacy and education.