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A Black woman with dark brown skin and long brown hair in thin cornrows gives the camera a big smile. She is earing a white button-down shirt and standing in front of a brick wall and a large green holly bush.

Ambar Johnson,


Transportation Advocate, planner, and communicator, overseeing Columbia Road project

Ambar is the Program Director for LivableStreets, overseeing Vision ZeroBetter Buses, and managing all aspects of the Emerald Network including advocacy, project oversight, and technical assistance.

Ambar's work is guided by her belief that "transportation is freedom" to create abundant, safe, and accessible infrastructure and options. Previously, she served as a transportation planner at VHB, leading technical analysis for a range of transit feasibility studies and comprehensive plans in the Southeast. Before that, she worked with the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition and her neighbors to expand Relay Bike Share by using transportation as a tool for community building.

Ambar is a graduate of the Georgia Institute of Technology where she received her Bachelor of Science in History, Technology, and Society with a concentration in Civil Engineering.


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