Director of Strategy
Andy Clarke has been at the forefront of the bicycling and walking movement for over three decades, both in the United States and in Europe. He has spent his career trying to improve, analyze and explain complex national transportation policies, programs, and procedures so that state and local agency staff and community groups can create more bicycle-friendly and walkable communities.
Before assuming the role of Director of Strategy at Toole Design, Andy served for 12 years as the President of League of American Bicyclists, during which time the League’s Bicycle Friendly Community Program and National Bike Summit emerged as critical road maps to the creation of more walkable and bikable communities. He served as Executive Director of the Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals, and has also been Secretary General of the European Cyclists’ Federation.
In these various roles over the past 20 years, Andy has been involved in nearly every major development in bicycling and walking policy and planning, including the formation of the National Complete Streets Coalition and the Safe Routes to School National Partnership, the Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center, multiple federal transportation funding bills, and Vision Zero. He has trained thousands of state and local officials on bicycle and pedestrian facility design, universal design, and implementation, and has spoken extensively in the U.S., Canada, Australia, and Europe on these topics.
As Director of Strategy, Andy draws on his years of expertise and extensive network to help state and local clients across the country tackle their most difficult transportation challenges. In 2018, he was named to Toole Design’s Board of Directors.
Andy follows from afar the fortunes of Bristol City, his hometown football club, enjoys riding his bike, and recently made the mistake of taking up golf.