Jon Walker

Jon Walker


Role at Lyft

Jon is the Transportation Policy Manager for Lyft. Externally, Jon works closely with public and Head of Transportation Policy at Lyft

private transportation stakeholders. Jon is particularly focused on advanced city design, electric vehicles, and autonomous vehicles and how these three elements together can remake our cities.

Internally, Jon works with Lyft’s research, operations, and product teams to help design and deploy new products, strategies, and services that meet the needs of cities and their residents.


Most recently, Jon was a manager at Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) in Colorado where he ran RMI’s autonomous and electric vehicles program.

At RMI, Jon co-authored Peak Car Ownership – The Market Opportunity of Electric Automated Mobility Services which projects that mobility services like Lyft, performed by electric, autonomous vehicles, will overtake personally owned vehicles in market share in the next decade.

Prior to RMI, Jon worked as a design engineer and engineering manager in the aerospace and IT industries.


Master of Engineering – Energy Systems Engineering – University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Bachelor of Science – Mechanical Engineering – Northwestern University