Sarah Abel, SEED, RSP

Sustainable Safety Practice Lead

Sarah is a subject matter expert in Vision Zero and the Safe System Approach and was involved in the early research and implementation of the Safe System Approach in the United States. She has experience in managing planning, Complete Streets, safety, active transportation, curbside management, speed management, and Vision Zero efforts locally and nationally. She has served as the technical lead developing a national Safe System resource hub, Safe System Explanation and Framework, Safe System case studies, and Safe System Strategic Plan. Sarah has also worked on a wide variety of planning efforts, including the ITE Multimodal Transportation Impact Analysis for Site Development Recommended Practice, FHWA Curbside Inventory Report and GIS-based Tool, Speed Management for Safety workshops, St. Michaels Comprehensive Plan and Zoning Code Update, St. Michaels Safe Routes to School and YMCA, Cambridge Gateways Green and Complete Street Implementation, Easton Point Park Master Plan, and East New Market Place Workshop. Sarah is an accredited professional in Social Economic Environmental Design and is a certified Roadway Safety Professional (RSP1). Sarah attributes her passion for safety to her father, who is a retired firefighter and police officer.

Outside of Toole Design Group, Sarah can be found riding bikes and taking her Scottie dog for walks around DC.