Visualizing better biking and walking in Downtown LA

  • Mar 14, 2017

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...

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Vision Zero Boston

  • Jul 08, 2016

Choosing between our important Vision Zero work in cities like Denver, Seattle, Portland, and Boston is a bit like choosing your favorite child. While we love them all, what we really like about our current work in Boston is that amazing feeling you get when plans turn into action; when concepts crystallize into projects that are embraced and improved upon by the affected communities we seek to...

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Embracing Path as Place

  • Aug 20, 2015

Embracing path-as-place By:  Cindy Zerger, AICP, ASLA August 20, 2015 This article was published in the Aug/Sept 2015 edition of Planning Magazine. As an urban designer trained in both planning and landscape architecture, I have spent my career designing streets, parkways, and trails—the biggest parts of the public realm. I call these linear features “paths.” I chose this career a little...

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TDG's Urban Design Group

  • Jul 01, 2015

Toole Design Group has long been recognized as a leader in active transportation - creating vibrant and dynamic places that provide people with a range of transportation options. This summer, we are excited to announce we have formed an Urban Design Group that will focus on creating memorable, high quality urban places. This group will build on our expertise in transportation and land use...

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Boston to Implement Toole Design Group's Protected Bike Lane Design

  • Apr 01, 2015

Toole Design Group (TDG) is working with the City of Boston and BETA Inc. on the reconstruction of Commonwealth Avenue between Packard’s Corner and the Boston University Bridge. The corridor runs through the Boston University campus, and as a result, sees a high volume of pedestrian and bicycle traffic. This busy stretch of Commonwealth Avenue sees a total of 100,000 daily users. It has been the...

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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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TDG Staff Get Electrified at the Green Commuter Bicycle Shop

  • Oct 06, 2014

Staff of Toole Design Group’s (TDG) Washington, DC office spent time last month learning about, and riding, electric-assist bicycles at The Green Commuter Bicycle Shop in Takoma Park, MD. Shop staff explained the different parts of an electric-assist bicycle and how they are operated. Co-owner Eric Reyes noted that the largest demographic buying electric assist bicycles in the shop has been...

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Toole Design Group Attends Champions of Change Event

  • May 21, 2014

On May 13th, Melany Alliston-Brick, P.E., TDG’s Deputy Director of Engineering,, attended a Champions of Change event at the White House. Every year, The White House honors local heroes who are Champions of Change for their exemplary leadership to ensure that transportation facilities, services, and jobs help individuals and their communities connect to twenty-first century opportunities. Melany...

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