Rachel Finfer is a transportation planner and co-captain of Toole Design’s internal Vision Zero Resource Group. Based in Toole Design’s Seattle office, Rachel draws from her background in land use planning to facilitate projects that improve safety, comfort, and enjoyment for people travelling using all modes. Rachel’s work emphasizes Vision Zero, crash analysis, and systemic safety efforts; Safe Routes to School and active transportation planning; transportation master plans and strategic plans; and transit studies. In addition to bringing experience in research, data analysis, and stakeholder engagement to each project, Rachel also brings creativity. Prior to Toole Design, Rachel worked in land use planning and development in Los Angeles, where she performed project due diligence and championed adaptive reuse and historic redevelopment projects through community engagement efforts and planning entitlement reviews.
Outside of work, Rachel enjoys bicycle touring, adventuring outdoors, and wandering in new cities.