Lily Ko


Lily is a planner in Toole Design’s Boston office whose passion for transportation stems from its connections to equity, the environment, and health. She lends her skills in public engagement, research, writing, graphic design, and mapping to a variety of projects, including Vision Zero, MBTA Accessibility Design Guide, and Cambridge Bike Plan. Well before she joined Toole Design, Lily was striving to make transportation accessible. She worked at the MBTA to determine equitable placement of fare machines to serve un/underbanked riders for her thesis, and for a fellowship with Boston City Councilor Michelle Wu, Lily designed a project to learn about teen transportation barriers, resulting in thousands more students receiving a free transit pass.

Outside of the office, Lily enjoys swimming and playing capoeira, as well as obsessing over her plants and garden.