Amazon Chooses a Little Congestion – and Real Transportation Options

  • Jan 18, 2018

By Andy Clarke, Director of Strategy There are twenty cities around the United States that must be pretty excited today at making it onto Amazon’s short list for HQ2. Ironically, most of those cities are also awaiting their annual inclusion at the top of the naughty list for congestion – which might seem like a contradiction, especially thinking about a business that is built on the reliability...


TDG Celebrates World Landscape Architecture Month

  • Apr 04, 2017

April is the American Society of Landscape Architects’ World Landscape Architecture Month! Over the next month, Toole Design Group (TDG) will celebrate the people and projects that make our landscape architecture and urban design practice a vital part of active transportation projects. As a multidisciplinary planning, engineering and landscape architecture firm, TDG’s landscape architects and...


Children’s Book Teaches Kids About Safe Street Designs, Practices

  • Apr 01, 2017

April 1, 2017 For Immediate Release: Children’s Book Teaches Kids About Safe Street Designs, Practices How I Get To School: A Complete Streets Story makes road design manuals accessible to our most precious travelers. Toole Design Group (TDG), the nation’s leading planning, engineering and landscape architecture firm specializing in multimodal transportation, has released the first in their “Kid’...


TDG On The Move: Upcoming Conferences

  • Feb 23, 2017

Our team is always attending and presenting at conferences, policy events and summits across the country. See where we will be over the next few weeks, learn more about the work we are doing in communities across the country, and come say hello! Washington Bicycle Summit March 20-21, 2017 The Red Lion Hotel, Olympia, WA Join TDG Vice President & Principal Engineer Bill Schultheiss, P.E...


TDG at TRB 2017

  • Jan 05, 2017

Sunday, January 8 9:00am – 12:00pm How to Reverse the Increase in Pedestrian Fatalities: Identifying Problems and Solutions Workshop 139, presentation # P17-21827 What is “Driver Yielding Culture” and Can Communities Grow it to Improve Pedestrian Safety? TDG’s director of research, Dr. Rebecca Sanders from our Portland, Ore. office, presents critical insights from research into driver...


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...


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...


Toole Design Group's Holiday Charity Event

  • Dec 12, 2013

Toole Design Group’s (TDG) holiday charity event was a great success this year. TDG partnered with the Boys & Girls Club of Germantown, MD to donate new bikes for disadvantaged children ages 5-8 who did not previously own a bike. TDG staff members, Jennifer Toole, Ken Ray, Cassie Caleo, Andy Gudgeon, and Bob Patten delivered the new bikes to the surprised children. Of course, having a new...


Happy 10th Birthday, Toole Design Group

  • Mar 26, 2013

Toole Design Group is celebrating an important milestone: our tenth anniversary!  From humble beginnings to a nationally recognized firm, Toole Design Group has flourished into a successful business. In addition to our headquarters in the Washington, DC region, we opened offices in Boston, MA, Seattle, WA, and Madison, WI. Our staff of 50 planners, engineers and landscape architects includes...