Looking for new and innovative ways to make biking and walking part of your Minnesota community? Come say hello to our Minneapolis office staff at the Bike+Walk MN conference this week! We’re proud to be a gold-level sponsor of Bike+Walk MN, reflecting our shared commitment to active transportation with communities across Minnesota.

Ciara Schichting, AICP

Director of Operations

Mid-Western US

KC Atkins, PE

Senior Engineer


Greta Alquist, AICP

Senior Planner


Shaun Lopez-Murphy



Connor Cox




Our staff will present on a wide variety of topics, including forthcoming national guidance for bicycle facilities design, best practices from across the state, and new and innovative ways to make biking and walking part of your community’s transportation network.

Check out our team’s presentations for the conference below:

Monday, April 30

Maintaining the Path for Walking and Bicycling

Best practices for year-round pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure maintenance

Shaun Lopez-Murphy, Connor Cox, and Emily Smoak (MN Dept. of Health)

9:15am – 10:30am

Measuring the Impact of Complete Streets on Main Street/Planning for Complete Streets in Winona

Shaun Lopez-Murphy, Luke Sims (City of Winona) Joanne Moze, Jessica Peterson

2:00pm – 3:15pm

Nice bike route, but what does it connect to? Quantifying and mapping access to destinations

Pecha kucha presentation on the new Bicycle Network Analysis tool developed by PeopleForBikes

Greta Alquist, AICP

Between 3:30pm – 4:45pm


Tuesday, May 1

Interactive Mixer!

Innovative Resources for Safe Routes to School (SRTS) Implementation

A primer the new MN Safe Routes to School Mapping tool, available in the SRTS online resource center. Part of the Interactive Mixer session.

Connor CoxJill Chamberlain (Blue Cross Blue Shield MN)

Meet the "Meeting in a Box"

Test ride “Meeting-in-a-Box” activities focused on street designs, SRTS, and biking and walking! Walk away with tips on how to make your own toolkit to stretch your community engagement budget for your next project.

Ciara Schlichting, AICP, Greta Alquist, AICP

Tuesday May 1, 9:15am – 10:30am.

AASHTO’s Design Guide for Bikes: A Renewed Focus on Users of All Ages and Abilities

A preview of the forthcoming AASHTO Bicycle Design Guide update, highlighting the expansion of the design guide to include new facility types and guidance for their use.

KC Atkins, PE

Tuesday, May 1st, 10:45am – noon

Our team will also be on hand throughout the conference at our table, ready to answer your questions about ways to incorporate biking and walking into your community’s transportation network. Come say hello and learn more about how Toole Design Group is helping Minnesota become more active!


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