Mike Christensen, CNU-A, AICP

In 2018, Mike completed a Master of City and Metropolitan Planning and an Interdisciplinary Graduate Certificate in Sustainability at the University of Utah. His focus of study has been active transportation and public transit along with the intersection of transportation and land use planning. He works as Executive Director of the recently established Utah Rail Passengers Association, the main focus of which is to establish state-sponsored Amtrak service in Utah running on existing Union Pacific tracks, which would connect the Wasatch Front to Logan, Grand Junction/Moab, and Cedar City/Saint George. Mike also serves on the board of directors of the national Rail Passengers Association.

Mike claims Malad City, Idaho, as his hometown and has lived in Utah since 1999 and in Salt Lake City’s Rose Park neighborhood since 2003. An avid transit and bikeshare user, Mike sold his car in 2017 and hasn’t looked back. In the first five years since GREENbike launched in 2013, he logged more rides and miles than any other annual member. Mike has been involved in CNU ever since Salt Lake City hosted CNU21 in 2013 and hasn’t missed a Congress since.