Michael Hintze, AICP, LEED AP
Director of Planning, Seattle
Michael is the Director of Planning in Toole Design’s Seattle Office. With expertise in in active transportation policy and system development, land use planning and urban design, Michael has contributed to a wide variety of projects at the federal, state, regional, and local levels. His focus is on helping communities plan and implement connected and safe active transportation networks that contribute to community resiliency and health. His past projects include Seattle’s StreetsIllustrated design manual, NCHRP 803 – ActiveTrans Priority Tool, Salt Lake County Active Transportation Implementation Plan, and Vision Zero initiatives for the cities of Seattle and Long Beach, CA.
When not following his passion at work, Michael enjoys creative endeavors with his wife and three children and trying his hand at urban farming.
Achieving Vision Zero—eliminating traffic deaths—requires serious effort for cities across the continent. Seattle is leading the way with its Safe…
Streets Illustrated, a 10-year update of the City of Seattle’s Right-of-Way Improvement Manual, lays out a graphic vision of how…
To make their streets safer for biking and walking, Seattle needed to take stock of its current street network. The…