National Planning Excellence Award for Boston Complete Streets Design Guidelines

  • Apr 01, 2015

The American Planning Association (APA) has awarded the Boston Complete Streets Guidelines the National Planning Excellence Award for a Communications Initiative. Toole Design Group produced the 200-page graphic compilation, which represents a fundamental change in Boston’s approach to street design and operations, in concert with Boston’s vision for becoming a more walkable, bikeable, transit-...

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The 15th Annual National Bike Summit

  • Mar 20, 2015

The 15th Annual National Bike Summit brought together the Nation’s leading active transportation professional and advocates to discuss the state of cycling on Capitol Hill and throughout the nation. The summit highlights were summarized well by former Mayor of Minneapolis, RT Ryback, during the morning plenary, “Freedom to our parents meant owning a car. Freedom to our children means not...

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TDG Staff Launch Denver Chapter APBP

  • Mar 12, 2015

On March 4th, the Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals (APBP) officially launched its Denver Chapter with a networking event sponsored by Toole Design Group (TDG). Over 50 people gathered at TDG’s Denver office. Among the party goers were 20 current APBP members, local and state governments, regional organizations, consulting firms, and local and statewide advocates. TDG’s Bill...

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Rob Burchfield, P.E. Joins Toole Design Group

  • Mar 03, 2015

Toole Design Group is pleased to announce that Robert Burchfield has accepted the position of Regional Engineering Director and will manage our Portland, Oregon office. Rob brings nearly three decades of experience as a traffic engineer in the City of Portland, including 16 years as the City Traffic Engineer. Among Rob’s proudest accomplishments is helping to establish Portland as one of the most...

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RJ Eldridge Promoted to Chief Operating Officer

  • Mar 03, 2015

RJ Eldridge has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer. In this role, he will work with Jennifer Toole to strengthen Toole Design Group’s national presence and provide support to branch offices, oversee our Planning practice on a national level, and continue to work on key company projects. RJ joined Toole Design Group in 2007 as the company’s Planning Director. In the ensuing eight years, he...

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Alia Anderson Promoted to Planning Director for the Mid-Atlantic Region

  • Mar 03, 2015

Alia Anderson has been named Planning Director for the Mid-Atlantic Region. In less than two years, Alia has established herself as an indispensable leader in Toole Design Group’s Silver Spring, MD office. Alia has over a decade of experience in transportation and land use planning, and has recently been the driving force behind many of the DC office’s biggest planning projects. Alia is taking...

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Ciara Sclichting Appointed to Board of Directors

  • Mar 03, 2015

Ciara Schlichting, AICP, has been appointed to Toole Design Group’s Board of Directors. Ciara is the Director our Twin Cities office, where she leads an exceptional team of engineers, planners and landscape architects. Ciara and her staff recently outgrew their “startup” office space and are moving into a larger space in the heart of Downtown Minneapolis’ Historic Warehouse District. Ciara is...

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TDG Staff Get Electrified at the Green Commuter Bicycle Shop

  • Oct 06, 2014

Staff of Toole Design Group’s (TDG) Washington, DC office spent time last month learning about, and riding, electric-assist bicycles at The Green Commuter Bicycle Shop in Takoma Park, MD. Shop staff explained the different parts of an electric-assist bicycle and how they are operated. Co-owner Eric Reyes noted that the largest demographic buying electric assist bicycles in the shop has been...

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Institute of Transportation Engineers Best Project Award

  • Sep 02, 2014

Toole Design Group has received the Institute of Transportation Engineers Pedestrian and Bicycle Council 2014 Best Project Award for the Boston Complete Streets Design Guidelines. The Award is given to projects that apply innovative design solutions or study techniques to transportation projects emphasizing non-motorized transportation. The Boston Complete Streets Design Guidelines brings...

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Ian Lockwood Joins Toole Design Group

  • May 27, 2014

Toole Design Group (TDG) is delighted to announce that Ian Lockwood, P.E. has joined the firm as a Livable Transportation Engineer. Ian is a recognized national leader in sustainable transportation policy and urban design. As a former partner in the Orlando-based Glatting Jackson (which later became AECOM), Ian led a wide variety of transportation projects aimed at making communities more...

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