Sara Schooley is a Project Planner in Toole Design’s Portland office focusing on bicycle and pedestrian master planning, public outreach, and engaging communities of color and those with disabilities. Prior to joining Toole Design, Sara worked for the City of Portland Bureau of Transportation, where she led the successful efforts of revising the city’s disabled parking program, created a program to allow community groups to build trails in unimproved rights-of-ways, and served as the lead health equity contributor to the city’s Transportation System Plan. Prior to working for the City, Sara was the Project Manager for an evaluation of the City of Eugene’s first Bus Rapid Transit Line and conducted research on the how families choose their children’s transportation means and routes to school.
Sara holds a Master of Community and Regional Planning from the University of Oregon and a Bachelor of Science and Engineering in Environmental Engineering from Michigan Technological University. She has also served as a research fellow for the Eno Transportation Institute and the head cook on a dude ranch in Wyoming.
After work and on the weekends, Sara can be found running or hiking in the woods, cooking way more than her family should eat, playing her violin, doing triathlons, and having dance parties with her two kids.