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.
Toole Design Group staff will be presenting at the 2016 Pro Walk, Pro Bike, Pro Place conference next week, followed by the Alberta Bike Conference and the Georgia/South Carolina American Planning Association Joint Conference at the end of September.
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 on the edges of downtown.
The Westlake Avenue Cycle Track builds a protected, two-way bicycle lane in previously undefined space shared by parking, people walking and in wheelchairs, people on bikes, delivery vehicles and pretty much anything else you can think of. The result is a safer, better organized and more predictable corridor serving all users while preserving the majority of existing parking and access, which are necessary for businesses to thrive.
Over a year ago, a cross-office and multi-disciplinary team of planners, landscape architects and engineers connected to share expertise and collaborate around urban design issues.
Toole Design Group is pleased to announce that Brooke DuBose, AICP has accepted the position of Director of our Berkeley-based California Office.
What we really like about our current Vision Zero 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 serve.
Our Silver Spring, MD employees enjoy secure indoor bike parking, showers and lockers for changing, access to tools and a repair kit, and wide range of financial incentives to encourage them to bike, walk, and/or take transit to and from work – an impressive array of benefits that was enough to secure an award from Commuter Connections, the DC metro-area transportation demand management organization earlier this summer.
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 programs for bicycling and pedestrian projects).
Toole Design Group is excited to announce that Andy Clarke is our new Director of Strategy. Andy brings three decades of experience in national and international bicycle and pedestrian policy, planning and program experience including 12 years as President of the League of American Bicyclists.