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Part Time Instructor, Boston University

Anne Lusk, Ph.D. is a practitioner and academic who, for over 40 years, created climate-responsive environments—the old Stowe High School in Vermont/now the library and art center that stores carbon in the building and grounds, the award-winning biking/walking Stowe Recreation Path, and the 235-acre conserved Mayo Farm. Lusk obtained her Ph.D. in Architecture/Environment and Behavior and Urban Planning from the University of Michigan to learn research methods to change policies. She studied greenways which, if connected to street-side protected bike lanes/cycle tracks, would give all populations safe and green bike networks. For the next 20 years at the Harvard Chan School of Public Health, Dr. Lusk taught about and conducted research on protected bike lanes because, in the US, biking was unsafe, male-centric, and guided by out-of-date guidelines. Their first article submitted in 2010, showed that protected bike lanes in Montreal had a 28% lower injury rate and 2.5 times as many bicyclists compared to roads without bicycle facilities. Their second article in 2013, showed US transportation engineers had, since 1974, cut and pasted the same language in subsequent guidelines to discourage protected bike lanes. At Harvard Chan, she published about electric vehicle charging stations being off road, so the curbside was for protected bike lanes. She proposed un-unbundling parking spaces in apartments/condominiums to sell the spaces, with EV charging, to nearby neighbors. She also focused on planting trees, yards as carbon storage, and gardens for healthy food.


  • –present
    Lecturer, Urban Agriculture summer BU
  • 2003–2022
    Visiting Scientist/Research Scientist/ Instructor, Harvard Chan School of Public Health


  • 2002 
    University of Michigan, Ph.D.
  • 1975 
    University of Vermont, M.A.T.
  • 1971 
    Les Ecoles de Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne, Diplome


  • 2023
    If the Government Pays for Full Home-Charger Installation, Would Affordable-Housing and Middle-Income Residents Buy Electric Vehicles?,
  • 2022
    Home Ec and Climate Change: Time To Consider a Revamp, Journal of Family & Consumer Sciences. Vol 114. No 1.
  • 2020
    Designing Better Cycling Infrastructure: Safe cycling benefits people, the planet, and the local economy,
  • 2019
    Bicycle Facilities Safest from Crime and Crashes: Perceptions of Residents Familiar with Higher Crime/Lower Income Neighborhoods in Boston,
  • 2018
    “Pedestrian and cyclist preferences for tree locations by sidewalks and cycle tracks and associated benefits: Worldwide implications from a study in Boston, MA.”,
  • 2017
    Cycle Tracks and Parking Environments in China: Learning from College Students at Peking University,
  • 2017
    Bicycle Facilities That Address Safety, Crime, and Economic Development: Perceptions from Morelia, Mexico.,
  • 2017
    “Biking practices and preferences in a lower income, primarily minority neighborhood: Learning what residents want.”,
  • 2016
    “Addressing electric vehicle (EV) sales and range anxiety through parking layout, policy and regulation.”,
  • 2015
    Database improvements for motor vehicle/bicycle crash analysis.” Injury Prevention,
  • 2014
    Gender and used/preferred differences of bicycle routes, parking, intersection signals, and bicycle type: Professional middle class preferences in Hangzhou, China,
  • 2013
    Bicycle Guidelines and Crash Rates on Cycle Tracks in the United States.,
  • 2011
    Risk of injury for bicycling on cycle tracks versus in the street,
  • 2010
    Bicycle Riding, Walking, and Weight Gain in Premenopausal Women,


Lifetime Achievement Award 2011 - Congress for New Urbanism, New England and Lifetime Achievement Award 2013 - Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals