Joel Shaffer, EIT


Joel Shaffer is an engineer at Toole Design’s Oakland office with a background in both engineering and planning. His experience includes innovative bike and pedestrian facility design, traffic and parking analysis, and multimodal transit access planning. Joel uses his knowledge of design standards coupled with his planning experience to create feasible and effective transportation solutions designed to accommodate all road users. Joel earned a Master of Science in Civil Engineering from Northeastern University, where he was awarded the Desjardins Scholarship and Robert J. Shillman Award for Engineering Excellence.

Outside of work, Joel enjoys volunteering at youth mentoring organizations and spending his time outdoors, whether he’s riding his bike, playing soccer, camping, reading in a park, or just exploring a new neighborhood on foot.