Kate Ito understands that good health starts in our communities and on well-designed streets.

Kate works at the intersection of public health and planning. She specializes in data-driven planning, health impact assessments, safe routes to school planning and evaluation, and multimodal networks. Kate leverages public health and planning expertise to develop innovative transportation solutions that put people first.

Kate has worked on Seattle’s Shared Mobility Hubs Master Plan and the expansion of RapidRide, and High Capacity Transit opportunities and challenges in Nashville. Previously, Kate was a founding member of a public health department at the Metropolitan Area Planning Council—Boston’s regional planning agency—where she helped implement healthy community design strategies, contribute to active transportation research and development, and build a practice of health impact assessment.