In the Green Room

A Secret Sports Star

Urban Planner Ryan Snyder Takes Questions in the Green Room


Ryan Snyder is president of Ryan Snyder Associates, a transportation consulting firm that prepares plans for bicycles, pedestrians, trails, safe routes to school, transit and smart growth. Before participating on a Zócalo panel about health inequality, he took questions in our Green Room.

Q. What would we find you doing at 8 pm on an average weeknight?
A. Watching Rachel Maddow or MSNBC News.

Q. What food do you eat most often?
A. Cereal.

Q. How do you clear your mind?
A. Hiking.

Q. When do you wake up in the morning?
A. Whenever I’m ready.

Q. What do you wish you had the nerve to do?
A. I pretty much have the nerve to do anything I want to do.

Q. What, if anything, is your hidden talent?
A. I guess nowadays I don’t get a chance to use some of the athletic skills I grew up with.

Q. What is your guilty pleasure?
A. That’s rated X. No, I’m kidding. You know, if it’s something that I think is fun, and it doesn’t hurt anybody, I don’t feel guilt about it.

Q. What would you do with a million extra dollars?
A. Well, I’m saving for a condo right now, so that would be one thing. But then donations to some organizations that I support.

Q. Who was your childhood role model?
A. I had several, but probably Jim Brown.

Q. What is your favorite technological gadget?
A. Probably my iPad.

To read more about the panel in which Snyder participated, click here.

*Photo by Aaron Salcido.