Denver Takes Action on Vision Zero

  • Oct 12, 2017

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. Traffic deaths have been rising in Denver...


ITE Journal Features Westlake Cycle Track

  • May 04, 2017

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!...


From Concept to Construction

  • Apr 24, 2017

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. Part of that is by definition - landscape architecture...


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...


Transforming Main Street in Denison, Texas

  • Feb 27, 2017

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...


National Engineers Week 2017: Project Spotlights

  • Feb 22, 2017

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...


Jackson Street Reconstruction

  • Aug 19, 2016

The reconstruction of Jackson Street in downtown Saint Paul is the critical first piece of an ambitious downtown bikeway network that will redefine the way people get around the City and improve the public realm for all users of the transportation system. The north-south corridor is a major downtown artery and a vital connection between the regional riverfront trail system and state trail system...


Westlake Avenue Cycle Track

  • Jul 27, 2016

For all Seattle’s groundbreaking initiatives for bicyclists and pedestrians over the years, cyclists traveling between the Fremont Bridge/Burke-Gilman Trail and South Lake Union/downtown didn’t have a flat, grade-separated option. The Westlake Cycle Track is changing that as we speak. After nearly three years of community discussions, planning meetings, design concepts, drawings, and detailed...


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...


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...