During World Landscape Architecture Month 2018, Toole Design Group will be featuring the themes, projects, and staff that form our Landscape Architecture and Urban Design practice. Tune in to our Instagram and Twitter channels for daily updates, features, and more throughout April!

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Toole Design Group is the lead consultant to the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) on their CDC-funded effort to promote active transportation throughout Ohio.  This multi-disciplinary approach is focused on  23 counties that have been identified based on health indicators and income disparities. The project involves a broad suite of efforts linking health and transportation outcomes, and includes close coordination with the Ohio Department of Transportation.

Toole Design Group provides statewide bicycle and pedestrian planning and design work for the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT). This includes a range of tasks, including drafting active transportation policy, developing safe routes to school plans, providing technical assistance on design projects, and coordinating and delivering statewide education and training on active transportation.

The City of Denver, Colorado, has joined over 30 other communities in the United States who have set out to achieve Vision Zero—the elimination of traffic deaths and serious injuries on city streets—by 2030. On Friday, October 6, Denver mayor Michael B. Hancock unveiled the Denver Vision Zero Action Plan, a major step toward making that goal a reality.

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A great read for National Bike Month: Seattle DOT engineer Peter Trinh, PE discusses the challenges and successes of the Westlake Cycle Track, getting into all of the engineering details in the April ITE Journal. The new connecting bicycle facility was named 2016's Best New Bike Lane by PeopleForBikes.

Congratulations to the City of Seattle for their visionary work on this great new facility!

Read the complete article below.

 

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The landscape architecture and urban design staff at TDG frequently describe their work as taking projects from concept to construction. As a multidisciplinary firm, our teams are constantly working in various phases of planning and design, but our landscape architecture practice uniquely covers the whole spectrum of project development.

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Denison, TX, located 75 miles north of Dallas, is ready to transform their downtown core into an accessible, vibrant, business-friendly civic center for the community. Together with TDG’s Urban Design Group, the City conducted a community design process to help residents and businesses develop a plan for Main Street that reflects the rich history of the city and serves the residents, businesses and visitors that use this vital public space.

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