TDG Opens New Office in Columbus, OH; David Shipps Hired as Director

  • Nov 16, 2017

Toole Design Group (TDG), the national leader in multimodal transportation planning and design services, is pleased to announce the establishment of a new office in Columbus, Ohio this week. “Opening an office in Ohio is a natural step for our company, following several years of work assisting the statewide Active Transportation Team,” said TDG President Jennifer Toole. “We look forward to...

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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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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...

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Toole Design Group welcomes Addie Weber

  • Jun 21, 2017

Toole Design Group is pleased to welcome Addie Weber, AICP to our team as a Senior Planner leading TDG’s new Atlanta office. She brings more than 16 years of experience in the Atlanta region where she has established a strong reputation for collaborating with clients to deliver successful, implementation-driven plans. Addie is a renowned studio leader, project manager and urban designer who is...

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Taking on a (National Bike) Challenge

  • Jun 09, 2017

Toole Design Group is always up for a challenge. So naturally, our team of planners, engineers, and landscape architecture professionals was game for the 2017 National Bike Challenge. As a regular challenger for the small workplace category, and a top-10 workplace nationwide in 2015, we’re riding our bikes and recording our rides from now through September 30. As we wrapped up May’s National Bike...

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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 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!...

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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...

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