Rebecca Sanders Joins TDG

  • Aug 27, 2015

We are excited to announce that Rebecca L. Sanders, PhD, has joined Toole Design Group to head up the firm’s growing body of research work. “Rebecca has a national reputation for the high quality of her research, particularly as it relates to Vision Zero goals,” said Jennifer Toole, President. “She will ensure TDG continues to provide practical, research-based solutions to multimodal...


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...


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...


Darren Flusche Joins TDG

  • Apr 22, 2015

We are very excited to welcome Darren Flusche as a Senior Planner at Toole Design Group’s Washington, DC office. Darren brings over ten years of experience in policy and transportation planning, most recently serving as the Policy Director with the League of American Bicyclists. Darren is one of the country’s leading experts on local, state and federal funding programs that support active...


Tom Huber Announces his Semi-Retirement

  • Apr 21, 2015

Tom Huber retired from Wisconsin DOT and joined Toole Design Group in 2011. It wasn’t a very quiet retirement – he quickly built a solid presence for the firm in the Midwest, leading bicycle and pedestrian planning and design projects throughout Wisconsin, Iowa, Minnesota and Kansas, and building a strong team in our Madison office. This spring, Tom will be stepping down as Office Director and...


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...


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-...


The 15th Annual National Bike Summit

  • Mar 20, 2015

The 15th Annual National Bike Summit brought together the Nation’s leading active transportation professional and advocates to discuss the state of cycling on Capitol Hill and throughout the nation. The summit highlights were summarized well by former Mayor of Minneapolis, RT Ryback, during the morning plenary, “Freedom to our parents meant owning a car. Freedom to our children means not...


TDG Staff Launch Denver Chapter APBP

  • Mar 12, 2015

On March 4th, the Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals (APBP) officially launched its Denver Chapter with a networking event sponsored by Toole Design Group (TDG). Over 50 people gathered at TDG’s Denver office. Among the party goers were 20 current APBP members, local and state governments, regional organizations, consulting firms, and local and statewide advocates. TDG’s Bill...


Rob Burchfield, P.E. Joins Toole Design Group

  • Mar 03, 2015

Toole Design Group is pleased to announce that Robert Burchfield has accepted the position of Regional Engineering Director and will manage our Portland, Oregon office. Rob brings nearly three decades of experience as a traffic engineer in the City of Portland, including 16 years as the City Traffic Engineer. Among Rob’s proudest accomplishments is helping to establish Portland as one of the most...