Here is a sample of awards and accolades Toole Design Group has picked up in recent years:
People for Bikes - America’s Best new Bike Lanes of 2016; first place to the Westlake Avenue Protected Bike Lane, Seattle, WA. December, 2016.
Commuter Connections Awards 2016 Employer Recognition Incentives Award. June, 2016.
National Association of Counties 2016 Achievement Award in Transportation for the Hennepin County 2040 Bicycle Transportation Plan. June, 2016.
ITE Pedestrian and Bicycle Committee 2015 Best Project Award for the Massachusetts Department of Transportation Separated Bike Lane Planning and Design Guide. June, 2016.
South Carolina Department of Transportation and Federal Highway Administration SC Metropolitan Planning Organization Plan of the Year Award for Country Club Road Corridor Study. February, 2016.
City of Charlottesville Planning Commission: Toole Design Group received the “2016 Eldon Woods Design Professional of the Year” award for work on several projects in the City of Charlottesville, VA, including their Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan, Streets That Work project, and numerous smaller design projects. February, 2016.
Greater Dallas Planning Council Built Project Award for the Dallas Complete Streets Design Manual. December, 2015.
Praise from a State DOT Official, regarding a Statewide Bicycle Master Plan: "As you know the plan is out for public comment . . . we have between 200-300 comments already from email and the response has been overwhelmingly positive . . . thank you for all of your efforts/leadership and congrats on the culmination and success of your tireless and visionary work." November, 2015.
White House Champion of Change: Peter Lagerwey, TDG’s Seattle Office Director, was recognized at the White House for “providing exemplary leadership in advancing transportation and championing innovation that will benefit our nation’s transportation system for decades to come” by virtue of his work on road diets. October, 2015.
Praise from a City Traffic Engineer: "I wanted to take a moment and say how much I enjoyed working with Toole Design Group on our bike study...I was impressed with the resources Toole Design Group has and the expertise your firm brings to the table. Overall, it has been a pleasure working on this project with your folks." April, 2015.
National Planning Excellence Award for a Communications Initiative for the Boston Complete Streets Design Guidelines. March, 2015.
Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) Pedestrian & Bicycle Council Best Project Award for the Boston Complete Streets Design Guide. May, 2014.
Congress for New Urbanism New England Grand Award for the Boston Complete Streets Guidelines. April, 2014.
Pioneer (Urban) Award from the Kansas Chapter of the American Planning Association for the Wichita Bicycle Master Plan. October, 2013.
Innovation for Sustaining Places Award from the Western New York Section of the American Planning Association for the Hamilton, ON Pedestrian Mobility Plan with McKibbon Wakefield, Inc. May, 2013.
Praise from a City Senior Planner: "...thank you to (Toole Design Group) who facilitated discussions, performed data analysis, prepared the Plan documents, provided many invaluable insights, transformed a block over night, and many other planning process activities." February, 2013.
Praise from a Bicycle Program Manager: "I cannot recommend Toole Design Group more highly. They were critical in transforming our City. Hiring Toole Design Group was the best decision I made." August, 2012.
Harvard Bright Ideas in Government Award for the National Center for Safe Routes to School (in partnership with the University of North Carolina Highway Safety Research Center), 2012.
Project Planning Award by the Texas Chapter of the American Planning Association for the San Antonio Bike Plan and Implementation Strategy, 2012.
Praise from a State DOT Project Manager for an on-call SRTS contract: "I have to admit I haven't always had a great experience working with consultants, but I have nothing but great words for Toole. I really appreciate your attention to detail and how conscientious you are." September, 2011.
Award of for an Outstanding Project, Program or Tool by the Missouri Chapter of the American Planning Association for the St. Louis Regional Bicycle Master Plan (Gateway Bike Plan), in partnership with CH2M Hill, 2011.
East West Gateway Council of Governments Award for Outstanding Achievement in Leadership in Planning and Innovation for the St. Louis Regional Bicycle Master Plan (Gateway Bike Plan), in partnership with CH2M Hill, 2011.
Praise from a City Bicycle Coordinator: "I just have to tell you it has been great working with your team! Everyone is so knowledgeable and passionate about their work." February, 2010.
Praise from a County Trails Coordinator: "Toole Design Group has displayed the highest levels of professionalism, knowledge and expertise. They have an unmatched understanding of the issues and problems facing pedestrians and bicyclists and have developed nationally recognized techniques for providing safer, more attractive, and perhaps more importantly, implementable solutions." February, 2010.
Praise from a Municipal Director of Economic Development: "We received your package today. You have produced a high-quality, very useful product. It has been a pleasure working with your firm." October, 2009.
Award for an Outstanding Implemented Program/Tool National Capital Area Chapter of the American Planning Association, Takoma/Langley Crossroads Pedestrian Access and Mobility Study, 2007.
National Award for Outstanding Technical Merit in Metropolitan Transportation Planning by AMPA for Low Country Connections in the Charleston Area's Regional Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan, 2006.