Christopher Nicholas has 10+ years of experience working land use and transportation policy planning, project management, and transportation demand management. He began his career as a Housing & Community Development intern in Prince George County, Virginia working on long range plans, zoning, and policy research. Following graduate school, Christopher joined Crater Planning District Commission (CPDC) in Petersburg, Virginia where he worked on transportation plans, regional plans, policies, National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Studies, bicycle/pedestrian plans, public participation planning and project management.
Prior to joining Good City, Christopher solved complex transportation issues around vehicle miles traveled, California Environmental Quality Act, climate change involving development projects and the State Highway System for Caltrans. During his time at Caltrans, he was a guest speaker at the American Planning Association’s National Conference in San Francisco, partook in a 10-month rotation program involving the Overall Work Program, MPO/RTPA Sustainable Transportation Planning Grant and reviewing local development projects’ impacts on the State Highway System. He also served as acting Branch Chief at Caltrans, managing a statewide staff of over 80 people and with a budget of over $7 million.
Mr. Nicholas grew up in Vallejo and spent 12 years on the East Coast between school and jobs. In his free time, Christopher enjoys traveling with his fiancée and daughter, working out, reading, and exploring new places.