Philip Kreycik

2015 Rappaport Public Policy Summer Fellow

May 1, 2015
Philip Kreycik

Graduate Degree: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Undergraduate Degree: Harvard University
Area of Interest: Transportation Issues
Mentors: Kevin Sullivan, JP Morgan Securities and Erica Simmons, Volpe, The National Transportation Systems
Agency: Mayor's Office of New Urban Mechanics and Department of Transportation, City of Boston
Supervisor: Kris Carter, Mayor's Office of New Urban Mechanics and Charlotte Fleetwood, Department of Transportation
Project Description: Philip spent his summer in the Mayor’s Office of New Urban Mechanics (MONUM) working on two projects of critical importance to Boston Transportation Department (BTD). In his first project, Philip scoped out the challenges associated with parking policy decisions in the absence of easily accessible data on existing regulations, and wrote an RFP to create and populate a living database and map of all parking and traffic rules in the city.  He worked extensively with the Department of Innovation and Technology, as well as the Engineering Division, Operations Division, and Parking Clerk within BTD. He helped BTD come up with a plan for evaluating proposals and managing the project. For his second project, Philip designed and carried out a study of ten high crash and high traffic violation intersections. The study included analysis of crash risk factors at each location and analysis of red light compliance. Philip presented his findings and recommendations to the Vision Zero Task Force and a broad audience at BTD, and expects that BTD will be able to take action on many of them in the near future.