Our Values

At Toole Design, ethics, empathy, and equity inspire and guide everything we do. These values compel us to help build a transportation system that is safe, efficient, and sustainable. We envision a system where everyone—regardless of their race, abilities, economic status, or location—can walk, bicycle, and use transit not just as a way to get from Point A to Point B, but to thrive.

We call our approach the New E’s of Transportation, and whether you’re a client, industry peer, community member, or part of our team, we want to share this vision with you.

learn more about the new e’s here

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Our History

Jennifer Toole founded Toole Design in 2003 with a simple mission: to support innovative streets and dynamic communities where people of all ages and abilities can enjoy walking, biking, and access to transit. This is more than just a description of what we do; it is the lens through which we see the world around us, and it defines our approach to every project we work on.

From a single office in Maryland, Toole Design has grown to 19 offices throughout the United States and Canada. Our talented team of planners, engineers, and landscape architects are committed to delivering quality work that meets the needs of people in motion, regardless of age or ability and no matter how they choose to travel.

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Our Subsidiaries

Jennifer Toole with Bill Schultheiss and members of the Portland office.