Joel Shaffer, PE

Engineer III

Joel is an engineer in Toole Design’s Oakland office with experience on a wide variety of transportation design and planning projects. His skillset includes state-of-the-art bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure design and network planning, transit operations analysis and planning, meaningful community engagement, project management and client coordination, and attention to detail and quality control. Joel uses his knowledge of design standards, coupled with his planning experience, to contribute to projects that promote walking, bicycling, and transit use by people of all socioeconomic backgrounds and physical abilities. In addition to project work, Joel serves on the Toole Design Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Taskforce and serves as the Toole Design Transit Resource Group Captain.

Outside of work, Joel enjoys volunteering with Oakland’s inspiring immigrant and refugee youth. He also loves to travel and spend his time outdoors, whether he’s on a bike ride, playing soccer, camping, reading in a park, or just exploring a new neighborhood on foot.