Michelle DeRobertis

michellederobertisMichelle DeRobertis, P.E.

Michelle DeRobertis is a licensed Traffic and Civil Engineer in California specializing in bicycle, pedestrian and sustainable transportation issues. She holds a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering and a M.S. in Transportation Engineering, both from the University of California at Berkeley. In 2019 she received her PhD from the University of Brescia Italy.

Michelle was a transportation engineering consultant for over twenty years managing nonmotorized and traffic calming projects in California as well as in Charlotte NC, Chicago IL and Lima Peru.

She is an Instructor for U.C. Berkeley’s Institute of Transportation Studies Technology Transfer Program and has guest lectured graduate courses at UC Berkeley and CSU San Jose in City and Regional Planning. She serves on the Bicycle Technical Committee which advises the National Committee on Uniform Traffic Control Devices. She received a fellowship from the German Marshall Fund to study TOD and land use in Italy and Germany in 2009. Publications are:

  • Land Development and Transportation Policies for Transit-Oriented Development in Germany and Italy – Five Case Studies, German Marshal Fund Policy Brief, 2010
  • Trail Planning in California, Solano Press, 2009, Co-author of Chapter 5: Design
  • Fundamentals of Traffic Engineering, 16th Edition, 2007; Author of Chapter 21: Bicycle Facilities
  • Buses and Bicycles: Design OptionsFor Sharing The Road, ITE Journal, May 2001