Calvin Thigpen is the Director of Policy Research at Lime. He conducts and manage research to better understand micromobility, particularly around key issue areas like micromobility parking and sustainability. Examples of work Calvin has led and contributed to include:
Calvin holds a Master's and PhD in Transportation Technology & Policy from UC Davis. Calvin was honored by the Transportation Research Board in 2017 with the Fred Burggraf Award, for excellence in transportation research by researchers 35 years of age or younger, and he received two Dwight Eisenhower Transportation Fellowships.
In addition to his work at Lime, Calvin has conducted and continues to conduct research on transportation issues where misperceptions impede policy and planning, such as residential car parking, induced demand, micromobility parking and sustainability, and traffic safety. This website is focused on his academic work.