Mid-Atlantic Deputy Planning Director | Trails Practice Lead
Jeffrey Ciabotti is Toole Design’s Deputy Director of Planning for the Mid-Atlantic Region, and our Trails Practice Lead for projects across the country.
With more than 15 years of experience on projects throughout the U.S., Jeff is a recognized national leader in trails and active transportation. Jeff’s background as Vice President for Trail Development at Rails-to-Trails Conservancy gives him in-depth knowledge of the connection between land use, transportation and health. At RTC, he helped catalyze thousands of miles of trails through policy advocacy, expert technical assistance, training and leading the organization’s planning team. As a non-profit executive, Jeff has managed matrix organizations overseeing multiple field offices. Combining this national perspective with his on-the-ground project experience creates a balanced approach with each project and a keen awareness of the power of the public process. Jeff’s work includes launching RTC’s Urban Pathways Initiative, administering a national grants program and managing local and regional corridor inventory and assessment plans. He has presented numerous workshops, trainings, and keynote addresses domestically and internationally to share his enthusiasm for trails and active transportation.
Outside of work, Jeff gets his inspiration outdoors through gardening, riding, paddling or hiking all varieties of trails and experiencing nature with his adventurous family.