Passionate about public engagement, Gurtej joined the React team in May 2016. During the following months he managed the public interface of a “bicycle coast-down study” which engaged over 600 cyclists across Vancouver to better understand commuting resistances such as route preference and bicycle weights. The resulting study will help inform transportation practitioners and academics in creating more inclusive cycling infrastructure. In his spare time Gurtej seeks out the most delicious smoothies in town and informs his friends accordingly. Currently he is working at the City of New Westminster where he focuses on a range of topics from neighbourhood transportation plans to environmental sustainability initiatives.