Kimberly Kinchen is a Seattle-based transportation advocate who has never held a driver license. She is writing the Transit Trekker Manual to help other people who can’t drive more easily access the outdoors near and far, and to make it easier for people who want to drive less to plan car-free or car-light outdoor recreation trips.
She has been the managing editor of Ideas at Work, where she translated business and economics research into plain language for policy makers and the public. As the Business Network Writer for PeopleForBikes she wrote about the economic benefits of bicycling and bicycling infrastructure. More recently she has written on e-bike policy for PeopleForBikes and created the Bookkeeping series on Capitol Hill Seattle blog. As a Fellow at the Disability Mobility Initiative (DMI), Kimberly drafted the groundbreaking Transportation Access for Everyone white paper; she is currently the engagement manager for DMI’s Week Without Driving. She has been a paralegal, a house manager for a community theater, a writing tutor, a DJ, a barista, a school Safety Patrol crossing guard, managed academic summer camps for middle schoolers, and more.
She holds an Advanced Paralegal Certificate from Edmonds Community College, a B.A. from The Evergreen State College, and an M.S. from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.