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...


Fast Summary of the Fast Act

  • Dec 11, 2015

On Friday, December 4, President Obama signed into law the “Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act” or FAST Act.    The bill provides five years of funding—starting in the current Federal fiscal year, FY2016—for Federal highways and transit programs at slightly increased funding levels and uses essentially the same funding programs as we have today (including the core funding...


Toole Design Group Hires Andy Clarke

  • Nov 03, 2015

Toole Design Group is excited to announce that Andy Clarke is our new Director of Strategy. Andy brings three decades of experience in national and international bicycle and pedestrian policy, planning and program experience including 12 years as President of the League of American Bicyclists. He joined the League in 2003 to establish and implement the Bicycle Friendly Community program, taking...


Peter Lagerwey Recognized as White House Champion of Change

  • Oct 13, 2015

Peter Lagerwey, Regional Office Director for Toole Design Group in Seattle, has been recognized by the White House as a “Champion of Change” for his work pioneering and popularizing the road diet. The recognition honors Peter for having “provided exemplary leadership in advancing transportation and championing innovation that will benefit our nation’s transportation system for decades to come”. U...


Rebecca Sanders Joins TDG

  • Aug 27, 2015

We are excited to announce that Rebecca L. Sanders, PhD, has joined Toole Design Group to head up the firm’s growing body of research work. “Rebecca has a national reputation for the high quality of her research, particularly as it relates to Vision Zero goals,” said Jennifer Toole, President. “She will ensure TDG continues to provide practical, research-based solutions to multimodal...


Embracing Path as Place

  • Aug 20, 2015

Embracing path-as-place By:  Cindy Zerger, AICP, ASLA August 20, 2015 This article was published in the Aug/Sept 2015 edition of Planning Magazine. As an urban designer trained in both planning and landscape architecture, I have spent my career designing streets, parkways, and trails—the biggest parts of the public realm. I call these linear features “paths.” I chose this career a little...


TDG's Urban Design Group

  • Jul 01, 2015

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. This summer, we are excited to announce we have formed an Urban Design Group that will focus on creating memorable, high quality urban places. This group will build on our expertise in transportation and land use...


Darren Flusche Joins TDG

  • Apr 22, 2015

We are very excited to welcome Darren Flusche as a Senior Planner at Toole Design Group’s Washington, DC office. Darren brings over ten years of experience in policy and transportation planning, most recently serving as the Policy Director with the League of American Bicyclists. Darren is one of the country’s leading experts on local, state and federal funding programs that support active...


Tom Huber Announces his Semi-Retirement

  • Apr 21, 2015

Tom Huber retired from Wisconsin DOT and joined Toole Design Group in 2011. It wasn’t a very quiet retirement – he quickly built a solid presence for the firm in the Midwest, leading bicycle and pedestrian planning and design projects throughout Wisconsin, Iowa, Minnesota and Kansas, and building a strong team in our Madison office. This spring, Tom will be stepping down as Office Director and...


Boston to Implement Toole Design Group's Protected Bike Lane Design

  • Apr 01, 2015

Toole Design Group (TDG) is working with the City of Boston and BETA Inc. on the reconstruction of Commonwealth Avenue between Packard’s Corner and the Boston University Bridge. The corridor runs through the Boston University campus, and as a result, sees a high volume of pedestrian and bicycle traffic. This busy stretch of Commonwealth Avenue sees a total of 100,000 daily users. It has been the...