Brian Almdale is a Planner at the Toole Design Group's Seattle office. Brian specializes in bike and pedestrian planning, traffic safety, graphic design, and map making. He received his Master's degree in Urban Planning and Policy with a concentration in Urban Transportation Planning at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Prior to joining TDG, Brian was an in-house consultant for the Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT) Bike Program in which he assisted implementing Chicago citywide bike master plan, the Streets for Cycling 2020 Plan. During his time at the CDOT Bike Program, Brian managed GIS map production, improved crash analysis for project development, managed the bike count program, contributed extensively to public outreach efforts, and assisted CDOT with implementing over 120 miles of bikeway projects.