An Accessible Approach to Shared Streets

  • Oct 31, 2017

Yesterday, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) unveiled a groundbreaking new resource on planning and designing shared streets to accommodate people with vision disabilities. The first report of its kind, Accessible Shared Streets: Notable Practices and Considerations for Accommodating Pedestrians with Vision Disabilities introduces ...

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FTA and FHWA Collaborating on Better Access to Transit

  • Oct 24, 2017

On October 3, the United States Department of Transportation (USDOT)’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) partnered to release three new resources that further the state of the practice for bicycle and pedestrian access to transit facilities. This inter-agency collaboration is an important step forward in encouraging multimodal transportation networks...

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PfB Brings Bicycle Network Analysis Tools to Your Community

  • Jun 09, 2017

TDG has been working with national bicycle advocacy group PeopleForBikes to develop a new resource for communities who are looking to improve the connectivity of their bicycle facilities. The BNA tool from PfB allows any city to upload information on their street network and see where the high-stress gaps and challenges are for people who bike in their areas. Read more about the BNA tool and see...

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Improve your Summer Reading List with Transportation Titles from TDG

  • Jun 09, 2017

With summer upon us in just a few days, many TDGers are looking forward to putting their noses in a good book for a few days at the beach, in the mountains, or by the pool. We asked our technical staff to recommend a few of their favorite transportation reads. Check out the list and pick up a title or two for your reading pleasure this summer. “The Power Broker: Robert Moses and the Fall of New...

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ITE Transportation Language Reform

  • Jan 06, 2017

Is a road widening necessarily an “improvement?” To support better transportation outcomes, we need to take a long hard look at the biased language that is common in our industry. Toole Design Group’s Ian Lockwood, P.E. writes about this issue in the January 2017 edition of the ITE Journal.            

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Fast Summary of the Fast Act

  • Dec 11, 2015

On Friday, December 4, President Obama signed into law the “Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act” or FAST Act.    The bill provides five years of funding—starting in the current Federal fiscal year, FY2016—for Federal highways and transit programs at slightly increased funding levels and uses essentially the same funding programs as we have today (including the core funding...

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National Planning Excellence Award for Boston Complete Streets Design Guidelines

  • Apr 01, 2015

The American Planning Association (APA) has awarded the Boston Complete Streets Guidelines the National Planning Excellence Award for a Communications Initiative. Toole Design Group produced the 200-page graphic compilation, which represents a fundamental change in Boston’s approach to street design and operations, in concert with Boston’s vision for becoming a more walkable, bikeable, transit-...

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The 15th Annual National Bike Summit

  • Mar 20, 2015

The 15th Annual National Bike Summit brought together the Nation’s leading active transportation professional and advocates to discuss the state of cycling on Capitol Hill and throughout the nation. The summit highlights were summarized well by former Mayor of Minneapolis, RT Ryback, during the morning plenary, “Freedom to our parents meant owning a car. Freedom to our children means not...

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