Mark Pooley is a second year Master’s degree candidate in the School of Urban and Regional Planning with concentrations in Land Use/ Environmental Planning and Transportation Planning. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Biology from the Mt. Mercy College. His interest in Urban Planning arose from living and working in Seattle, and later moving to Minneapolis- St. Paul. During the summer of 2012 he worked for the University of Iowa Public Policy Center to develop residential emissions estimates for the Johnson County Air Quality Study – where he became interested in the connection between public health in urban planning. He is an active Bike Library Volunteer and contributing member to Think Bicycle of Johnson County. He hopes help communities plan bicycle infrastructure more effectively and efficiently through gaining a better understanding of how infrastructure, information, and incentives influence user choice regarding bicycle commuting.