Robert Burchfield, P.E.
Rob Burchfield, P.E. is a senior engineer at Toole Design’s Portland Office, where he previously served as office director. Rob brings over 35 years of experience as a traffic engineer in the City of Portland, including 16 years as the City Traffic Engineer. Among Rob’s proudest accomplishments is helping to establish Portland as one of the most multimodal cities in North America. During his tenure at the City, Rob managed a staff of over 130 and was responsible for a variety of modal programs over the years, including bicycles, pedestrians, streetcars, light rail trains, buses and motor vehicles.
Inspired by a study tour to Amsterdam and Copenhagen, Rob was responsible for implementing many new and innovative design treatments on Portland’s streets. His experience spurred him to conceive and lead the development of the NACTO Urban Bikeway Design Guide. Rob’s achievements earned him the 2009 Public Sector Professional of the Year award from the Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals.