Theja Putta, PhD

Analyst III

Theja is an analyst specializing in GIS methods and level of traffic stress (LTS) analysis used in bicycle network planning. He is passionate about using the power of mapping and spatial analyses to help develop better pedestrian and bicycle networks. Prior to joining Toole Design, Theja earned his PhD from Northeastern University, where his research focused on developing methods to visualize and measure low-stress bicycle network connectivity. He was involved in developing the updated LTS criteria (version 2.0) with Dr. Peter Furth. He served as a lead researcher for projects in Greater Boston, Delaware, and Oakland. He was also a program assistant for Northeastern’s ‘Sustainable Urban Transportation’ summer school class in Netherlands that teaches students Dutch transportation practices.

Outside of work, Theja enjoys trail running, bicycling, hiking, and adventuring in the mountains.