Darren Flusche is a Senior Planner at Toole Design Group and has more than 10 years of experience in the transportation field. Darren has worked with advocates, transportation agency staff, and elected officials in more than 40 cities in 26 states to build the public support and technical knowledge necessary to accelerate the growth of bicycling and walking projects in the U.S. Prior to joining TDG, Darren served as Policy Director at the League of American Bicyclists where he led the Advocacy Advance Program. Darren has written and presented extensively on policy issues affecting active transportation. Darren has authored over 30 resources, including reports on rumble strips, climate action plans, partnerships with Metropolitan Planning Organizations, and the economic impacts of bicycling and walking investments. Much of Darren’s work has focused on translating the federal transportation authorization law, MAP-21, into language that is accessible to a broader audience. He has also consulted on the League’s Bicycle Friendly America Program.
In 2013, the Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals named Darren the Nonprofit Sector Professional of the Year. He was also voted “Most Friendly” in both middle school and high school.