ITE Transportation Language Reform

  • Jan 06, 2017

Is a road widening necessarily an “improvement?” To support better transportation outcomes, we need to take a long hard look at the biased language that is common in our industry. Toole Design Group’s Ian Lockwood, P.E. writes about this issue in the January 2017 edition of the ITE Journal.

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TDG at TRB 2017

  • Jan 05, 2017

Sunday, January 8 9:00am – 12:00pm How to Reverse the Increase in Pedestrian Fatalities: Identifying Problems and Solutions Workshop 139, presentation # P17-21827 What is “Driver Yielding Culture” and Can Communities Grow it to Improve Pedestrian Safety? TDG’s director of research, Dr. Rebecca Sanders from our Portland, Ore. office, presents critical insights from research into driver...

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TDG's Urban Design Group Gains Steam

  • Sep 08, 2016

Toole Design Group has long been recognized as a leader in active transportation - creating vibrant and dynamic places that provide people with a range of transportation options. In the summer of 2015, we formed an Urban Design Group that focuses on creating memorable, high quality urban places. This group has built on our expertise in transportation and land use planning, landscape architecture...

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See Toole Design Group in Action

  • Sep 07, 2016

We’ll be in Vancouver, BC for the Pro Walk, Pro Bike, Pro Place conference, September 12-15. Come visit our booth, stop by one of our workshops – on topics ranging from developing an urban mountain bike plan (Kristen Lohse, ASLA, Seattle) to separated bike lane design (Bill Schultheiss, P.E., Silver Spring) and the future of our profession (Peter Lagerwey, Seattle) – we’re also presenting a...

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Jackson Street Reconstruction

  • Aug 19, 2016

The reconstruction of Jackson Street in downtown Saint Paul is the critical first piece of an ambitious downtown bikeway network that will redefine the way people get around the City and improve the public realm for all users of the transportation system. The north-south corridor is a major downtown artery and a vital connection between the regional riverfront trail system and state trail system...

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Westlake Avenue Cycle Track

  • Jul 27, 2016

For all Seattle’s groundbreaking initiatives for bicyclists and pedestrians over the years, cyclists traveling between the Fremont Bridge/Burke-Gilman Trail and South Lake Union/downtown didn’t have a flat, grade-separated option. The Westlake Cycle Track is changing that as we speak. After nearly three years of community discussions, planning meetings, design concepts, drawings, and detailed...

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TDG’s Urban Design Group Celebrates First Anniversary

  • Jul 25, 2016

As bike- and pedestrian-specific projects become increasingly integral to broader roadway, transportation and urban design projects, the Toole Design Group (TDG) Team of professionals grows and expands. So much so that just over a year ago, a cross-office and multi-disciplinary team of planners, landscape architects and engineers connected to share expertise and collaborate around urban design...

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Toole Design Group Hires Brooke DuBose, AICP as California Office Director

  • Jul 21, 2016

Toole Design Group is pleased to announce that Brooke DuBose, AICP has accepted the position of Director of our Berkeley-based California Office. Brooke brings over a decade of experience in active transportation and Complete Streets. She has led a wide variety of complex, high profile projects, from county-wide bicycle and pedestrian plans to multimodal roadway design projects. She is known for...

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Vision Zero Boston

  • Jul 08, 2016

Choosing between our important Vision Zero work in cities like Denver, Seattle, Portland, and Boston is a bit like choosing your favorite child. While we love them all, what we really like about our current work in Boston is that amazing feeling you get when plans turn into action; when concepts crystallize into projects that are embraced and improved upon by the affected communities we seek to...

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Toole Design Group Brings Home Commuter Incentives Award

  • Jun 28, 2016

Toole Design Group’s (TDG) comprehensive commuter incentive program uses a variety of rewards and benefits to encourage employees to ride, walk and take transit. As a result, 89% of the 46 employees at the company headquarters in Silver Spring, MD, take transit, walk or bike to work – an impressive number that prompted the judges of the annual Commuter Connections Employer Recognition Awards to...

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