Katerina Ryabets

Katerina is an urban planner, researcher, and writer hailing from the snow-covered streets of Toronto, Canada. She is experienced in planning and communicating about the bicycle and sees it as the perfect tool to unlocking happier, healthier, and more human-centric cities. She is a graduate of the Urban and Regional Planning master’s program at the University of Amsterdam and has a background in urbanism and human geography from the University of Toronto. In her role at BYCS, Katerina focuses on the development of professional products and programs so that we can continue to strive towards our goal of 50×30. Katerina now coordinates the Bicycle Mayor Network.

I’m hugely motivated by the ways we can improve our cities. I see the bicycle as a tool for enabling an exciting transition. Very simply, cycling makes cities better.