Clayton Lane serves as CEO of ITDP, whose purpose is to promote sustainable and equitable transport worldwide. Lane leads an international team of 100 experts who work closely with sub-national governments on projects, policy, and research in Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Mexico, and the U.S.

Prior to joining ITDP, Lane was Deputy Director of the WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities, where he helped lead 200 professionals in several countries to create more equitable, healthy, vibrant, climate-friendly cities. Lane played an instrumental role in developing strategy and raising funds to establish the program. Previously, Lane served as Acting Director and COO of EMBARQ, the WRI Center for Sustainable Transport, where he unified the program and led it to some of its brightest days.

Previously, Lane co-founded PhillyCarShare and grew it to become the world’s largest regional car-sharing organization, serving 50,000 members with nearly 500 vehicles. The path-breaking initiative displaced about 20,000 cars, reduced driving by about 50 million miles, and avoided about 46,000 tons of CO2 emissions. PhillyCarShare won numerous accolades including Nonprofit of the Year, Best Places to Work, and EPA’s prestigious Environmental Achievement Award.

Lane began his career as Professional Associate and Lead Planner for Parsons Brinckerhoff (PB), where he planned and designed BRT and rail systems; evaluated land-use impacts, ridership, and costs; led long-range transport plans; and helped secure federal financing. He holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering systems from the University of Pennsylvania, and master’s degrees in both transportation and city planning from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).