Sarah Kurpiel Lee

Assistant Director of Transportation

Department: Transportation
Phone: 617-933-0744


Sarah Kurpiel Lee, Transportation Engineer and Planner, has worked at MAPC since 2011. She provides engineering and planning assistance for local transportation projects and collaborates with other MAPC divisions to undertake a wide range of planning work throughout the region.

Ms. Lee specializes in parking studies, the implementation of dedicated bus lanes, and bicycle and pedestrian planning. The first dedicated bus lanes in the Boston region – in Everett, Roslindale, and Arlington – were informed by extensive parking studies led by Ms. Lee, with additional studies in process. To further facilitate the movement of people to jobs and economic opportunity, Ms. Lee led over 25 detailed municipal parking studies that detail the capacity and utilization of parking, and help communities consider access for all. Other areas of focus include placemaking, municipal parking requirements, transportation demand management, and development review.

In November 2018, the Young Professionals in Transportation organization presented Ms. Lee with the “Project of the Year” award for her extensive work on the Roslindale Dedicated Bus Lane, in cooperation with the Livable Streets Alliance and the City of Boston.

Ms. Lee previously worked as a transportation engineer and planner for Howard Stein Hudson Associates in Boston. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Union College.

Areas of Expertise: Parking Studies, Bicycle and Pedestrian Planning, Placemaking, Transportation Demand Management, Development Review, Transportation Impact Assessment, Trip Generation