Toole Design Group is the lead consultant to the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) on their CDC-funded effort to promote active transportation throughout Ohio.  This multi-disciplinary approach is focused on  23 counties that have been identified based on health indicators and income disparities. The project involves a broad suite of efforts linking health and transportation outcomes, and includes close coordination with the Ohio Department of Transportation.

Toole Design Group provides statewide bicycle and pedestrian planning and design work for the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT). This includes a range of tasks, including drafting active transportation policy, developing safe routes to school plans, providing technical assistance on design projects, and coordinating and delivering statewide education and training on active transportation.

The City of Denver, Colorado, has joined over 30 other communities in the United States who have set out to achieve Vision Zero—the elimination of traffic deaths and serious injuries on city streets—by 2030. On Friday, October 6, Denver mayor Michael B. Hancock unveiled the Denver Vision Zero Action Plan, a major step toward making that goal a reality.

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A great read for National Bike Month: Seattle DOT engineer Peter Trinh, PE discusses the challenges and successes of the Westlake Cycle Track, getting into all of the engineering details in the April ITE Journal. The new connecting bicycle facility was named 2016's Best New Bike Lane by PeopleForBikes.

Congratulations to the City of Seattle for their visionary work on this great new facility!

Read the complete article below.

 

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The landscape architecture and urban design staff at TDG frequently describe their work as taking projects from concept to construction. As a multidisciplinary firm, our teams are constantly working in various phases of planning and design, but our landscape architecture practice uniquely covers the whole spectrum of project development.

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The City of Los Angeles believes that everyone “…should be able to move freely and feel safe on [their] streets.” Mayor Eric Garcetti has made a public commitment to eliminate all traffic deaths in Los Angeles by 2025. Vision Zero LA brings the Los Angeles Department of Transportation together with the LA City Council, police department and local advocates to identify streets where targeted investments can make a big impact on safety for all road users.

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Denison, TX, located 75 miles north of Dallas, is ready to transform their downtown core into an accessible, vibrant, business-friendly civic center for the community. Together with TDG’s Urban Design Group, the City conducted a community design process to help residents and businesses develop a plan for Main Street that reflects the rich history of the city and serves the residents, businesses and visitors that use this vital public space.

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February 19-25 is National Engineers Week! Toole Design Group (TDG) is joining the celebration alongside the National Society of Professional Engineers, the American Society of Civil Engineers and the Institute of Transportation Engineers to showcase the transformative work our engineers do on active transportation design projects. Check out the #TDGDesigned projects that have changed the way we experience public space on the go.

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TDG prepared the award-winning MassDOT Separated Bike Lane Planning and Design Guide. Separated bike lanes are a key component of safe, comfortable, and connected low-stress bike networks that will attract more people of all ages and ability to bicycling. The extensively illustrated Guide breaks new ground with innovative design solutions for safety features such as protected intersections to minimize motor vehicle/bike conflicts as well as detailed guidance on traffic signals covering signal placement, timing, phasing and operations.

TDG is leading the first downtown project funded by a new local bond initiative called the 8-80 Vitality Initiative, the Capital City Bikeway and Jackson Street Reconstruction Project. TDG is leading the streetscape design and engineering for this key corridor from conceptual design through construction documentation. The separated bike lane along Jackson Street will be the first of its kind in Minnesota. Click here to visit the project web site.