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 technical assistance for local transportation projects and collaborates with other MAPC divisions to undertake a wide range of planning work throughout the region.

Ms. Lee provides technical assistance, specializing in parking and bicycle and pedestrian planning, and participates as an engineer and planner in a wide range of planning projects in MAPC communities. Other areas of expertise include transportation demand management, development review, and trip generation.

Ms. Lee has led multiple parking studies, pedestrian and bicycle plans, and local planning projects throughout the MAPC region. Parking studies were recently completed in Quincy, Marlborough, Holliston, Scituate, and Cohasset. Parking studies have addressed capacity vs. occupancy, duration, enforcement, employee parking, metering and fees, signage, and branding. Pedestrian and bicycle plans were completed in 10 communities surrounding the Northern Strand Trail and the Assabet River Rail Trail. These plans identified 100 miles of on-street bicycle facilities that could be implemented in the short term with no changes to curb locations or parking capacity.

Prior to working for MAPC, Ms. Lee spent seven years as a transportation engineer and planner for Howard/Stein-Hudson Associates in Boston, where she worked on a large-scale development permitting, transportation impact studies, institutional master plans, transportation demand management, bicycle network planning, parking and loading dock design, and trip generation.

Ms. Lee holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Union College. She has received her EIT certification and is a member of the Young Professionals in Transportation, Boston Chapter, and Engineers Week, New England.

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