The National Complete Streets Coalition has selected and trained an elite corps of transportation professionals from across the country to share best practices in creating Complete Streets. Get to know our experts from the bios below.
Kristin Bennett, AICP is a transportation planner with over 17 years experience working for municipal and regional public agencies in several states. She has significant experience in bicycle and pedestrian planning and design, traffic calming, and multi-modal corridor planning. She specializes in Complete Streets planning, design and project implementation, especially the retrofitting of existing transportation corridors. Kristin is also extremely knowledgeable in transportation funding options, especially federal funding, and is a very successful grant writer having acquired millions of dollars for planning and capital projects over the last 10 years. Currently, Kristin is the Milwaukee Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinator. Previously, she served as the Nonmotorized Transportation and School Safety Programs Manager for the City of Colorado Springs. She was member of the Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals (APBP) Board of Directors for 6 years and now currently sits on the Transportation Research Board’s professional panel to update the AASHTO Guide for the Development of Pedestrian Facilities. Kristin received the APBP Professional of the Year – Public Sector Award in 2012. She is a Michigan native and has been commuting to work (and other destinations) by bicycle, via transit or on foot for almost 20 years.
Michael Dannemiller, PE has been planning and designing bicycle and pedestrian projects for the last 20 years. Michael has developed concepts for enhancing bicycle and pedestrian accommodation in projects ranging from New England to Virginia to Oregon. Michael has developed and presented training sessions on complete streets, traffic calming, bicycle and pedestrian planning and design, safe routes to school projects and senior mobility. He is trained by the Federal Highway Administration for facilitating complete streets and safe routes to school workshops; and serves as the New Jersey East Coast Greenway Committee’s Trails Coordinator.
Roger Henderson, AICP, PE, PTP, PTOE, is an accomplished leader in forging multi-disciplined teams to enhance how transportation contributes to healthy, vibrant communities. His focus is at the intersection of land use planning and street design. His 30-year career includes serving as Senior Transportation Planner with major consulting firms, the Alameda County Congestion Management Agency and most recently as the first Executive Director of a Business Improvement District serving an area where he designed a road diet. His skills include urban traffic engineering and street design, citywide multimodal transportation plans, public engagement, bicycle and pedestrian planning, Complete Streets and more than 20 years teaching university extension courses. He is a contributing author of “Context-Sensitive Solutions for Major Urban Thoroughfares in Walkable Communities.” His expertise is leading teams of planners, engineers and landscape architects with the know-how to design real-life solutions that transform the built environment so that more people walk, bicycle and ride transit. Roger is also the Chair of the North Carolina Active Transportation Alliance.
Cynthia Hoyle, FAICP is a nationally recognized leader and advocate of livable communities and safe streets. She was a pioneer in advocating for streets as corridors for all modes of transportation beginning with the groundbreaking publication of the PAS report Traffic Calming in 1995. Cynthia works a consultant in Urbana, IL. She has over 25 years of experience as a transportation planner; specifically traffic calming, pedestrian and bicycle planning, and mobility oriented development. She is a Fellow of the American Institute of Certified Planners; a Fellow in the Institute of Transportation Engineers, and has held various leadership roles within the American Planning Association. She is Chair of Champaign-Urbana Safe Routes to School Project and works with the Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District promoting multi-modal transportation in Champaign-Urbana, IL. Cynthia is also certified as League Cycling Instructor through the League of American Bicyclists.
Carol Kachadoorian is a Senior Planner with nearly 30 years of experience in local government, policy development, government relations, and multi-modal transportation planning. She has worked on a number of Complete Streets projects in Pennsylvania, Kentucky and Maryland. Carol is the project manager for the a pilot transit access plan for Durham, NC and recently completed the Pedestrian Master Plan for Raleigh, NC. She is also helping implement the North Carolina DOT’s Complete Streets policy through a series of workshops and 2-day courses. She is the lead contributor to information on pedestrian and bicyclist access for a Transportation Cooperative Research Program project to develop a guidebook for various access modes to high capacity transit stations. Committed to Safe Routes to School programs, Carol is the project manager for the Virginia SRTS program, and manages marketing and travel plan development for the Georgia DOT’s SRTS Resource Center. Carol has developed SRTS plans for schools in Washington, D.C., Delaware, South Carolina and North Carolina. Carol holds graduate degrees in East Asian Studies and Urban Management/Planning and is a member of the Association of Pedestrian and Bicyclists Professionals, and the Washington Area Bicycle Association.
Peter Lagerwey is the Regional Office Director for Toole Design Group in the Northwest. Peter has over 27 years managing high profile pedestrian and bicycle projects and programs with the City of Seattle and as a private consultant. Peter is a nationally known expert having worked on non-motorized projects and made presentations in over 200 states, counties and cities. Most recently he was the project manager for developing and implementing the widely acclaimed Seattle Bicycle Master Plan; and co-author of the FHWA manual on “How to Develop a Pedestrian Safety Action Plan.” Peter brings extensive experience in the development and implementation of policies and programs related to bike lanes, sharrows, bicycle parking, marked crosswalks, school signing, curb ramps, sidewalks and trails. Other areas of experience and expertise include development and implementation of Complete Streets policies, bicycle and pedestrian maps, grant writing, legal issues, safe routes to school, social marketing, encouragement and education programs, and public participation.
John LaPlante, PE, PTOE, is a Director of Traffic Engineering for T.Y. Lin International, working out of their Chicago office. Prior to joining the firm in 1992, Mr. LaPlante had been with the City of Chicago for 30 years in various transportation engineering positions, including Chief City Traffic Engineer and Acting Commissioner of the new Department of Transportation. He has been involved in several national committees (AASHTO Green Book Technical Committee and 2012 Bike Guide, NCUTCD Bicycle Technical Committee and Pedestrian Task Force, and the TRB Pedestrian and Bicycle Committees) and was principal author of the AASHTO Pedestrian Guide. He has taught many courses as part of the FHWA Pedestrian Safety Action Plan and the APBP/US Access Board Designing for Pedestrian Accessibility training. His education includes a BSCE degree from the Illinois Institute of Technology and an MSCE degree at Northwestern University. He is a Fellow of both ITE and ASCE.
Barbara McCann of McCann Consulting is the founder of the National Complete Streets Coalition and served as Executive Director for seven years. She coined the term “Complete Streets”, organized the broad national Coalition, and co-created the Complete Streets Workshop series. Her book, Completing Our Streets, is due out from Island Press in late 2013. She has authored and co-authored numerous reports and papers on transportation and land use topics, including the book Sprawl Costs, and the first research documenting the relationship between the built environment and obesity.
Roger Millar, PE, AICP is a Vice President of Smart Growth America, Director of the Smart Growth America’s Leadership Institute, which provides technical assistance programs for state and local government, and Director of the National Complete Streets Coalition. He has held leadership positions in the public and private sectors, most recently as Director of the Missoula, Montana Office of Planning and Grants. Projects in which Roger played a leadership role, particularly the development of Portland, Oregon’s Pearl District and the Portland Streetcar, are seen as national models. He has also managed or participated in signature projects for rural, resort and gateway communities throughout the American West. Roger is a Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers, a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners and a Certified Floodplain Manager. He is a member of the ASCE Committee for America’s Infrastructure, which produces the Report Card for America’s Infrastructure. He is also Past President of the Oregon Section of ASCE and of the Montana Association of Planners. He graduated from the University of Virginia in 1982.
Norma Moores, P.Eng. has over 25 years experience in consulting transportation engineering, planning and designing of urban and rural roadways in both Canada and the United States. Since the late 80’s, she has studied accommodating cyclists, and a decade later the needs of pedestrians with impairments within our transportation networks. She leads active transportation master plan studies for small towns, medium cities and large regions across Canada and in the US. Three of her cycling master plans have earned Canadian and American awards of excellence from planning and landscape architecture associations. Norma led the development of the first Complete Streets policy approved by a municipality in Ontario, Canada for the City of Waterloo. It is somewhat unique in that it considers not only City services in planning and designing streets, but also the operation and maintenance of those streets to be inclusive of all road users. Norma is a Fellow of the Institute of Transportation Engineers and on the Board for the Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals.
Michael Moule, PE, PTOE has over 19 years of progressive traffic and transportation engineering experience, including traffic calming, conceptual design for “Complete Streets,” and planning and designing improved bicycle and pedestrian facilities. His projects accommodate all modes of transportation in order to help cities and states meet their mobility, economic development, safety, and quality of life goals. He has significant innovative design experience and specializes in improving conditions for non-motorized users without degrading motor vehicle capacity. Michael routinely leads community planning processes and training sessions to give citizens the basic skills they need to develop and review street design solutions. He is a registered professional engineer in California, Oregon, Florida, and North Carolina. Michael is a Principal with Nelson\Nygaard Consulting Associates. He is also a past president of the Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals.
Dom Nozzi has a BA in environmental science from SUNY Plattsburgh and a Master’s in planning from Florida State University. For 20 years, he served as a senior planner for Gainesville, FL and was briefly the growth rate control planner for Boulder CO. Today, he maintains a consulting practice in which he writes and speaks about street design, urban design, and quality of life. His primary skills are in urban design (particularly walkable streets and form-based codes), bicycle planning, transportation choice, “plain English” land development codes promoting quality of life, comprehensive planning, and educational public presentations. He is a member of the Congress for the New Urbanism. He wrote several environmental, transportation and urban design plans and regulations for Gainesville. He is in Who’s Who for the South and Southwest.
Philip Pugliese became Chattanooga’s first bicycle coordinator in 2005, working to provide mobility options for its citizens. Actively engaged in bicycle policy and planning since 2002, he also serves on the technical staff of the Chattanooga-Hamilton County-North Georgia Transportation Planning Organization and the Southeast Tennessee Rural Planning Organization. Philip is an active board member of the Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals, representing this organization on the National Complete Streets Coalition Steering Committee. Through these collaborative efforts, Philip engages the public, non-profits, and local and state government to advance bicycle and pedestrian projects. To further promote research, policy, and practice, Philip developed the Active Living & Transportation Network to leverage private, public, and academic resources in the community. A graduate of Georgia State University, Philip also holds a Master’s of Business Administration degree from the University of Tennessee.
Seleta Reynolds, AICP has over 15 years of experience planning, funding, and implementing active transportation projects throughout the United States. She presently works for the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, where she leads three teams in the Livable Streets sub-division responsible for innovation, policy, and coordination for Complete Streets projects citywide. Her teams’ current projects include construction of the City’s first cycletrack, the launch of a pilot bikesharing system, and the revamp of a citywide traffic calming program. Seleta currently serves on the Transportation Research Board Pedestrian and Bicycle Committees and the WalkScore Advisory Board. She is a past president of APBP. Prior to joining the SFMTA, Seleta lead the companywide bicycle and pedestrian practice for Fehr & Peers and served as the bicycle and pedestrian coordinator for the City of Oakland.
Jeff Riegner, PE, PTOE, AICP, PP combines a passion for walking and bicycling with more than 22 years of transportation planning and design experience. He specializes in developing context-sensitive transportation and land use solutions that enhance and revitalize communities. As vice president and manager of the Wilmington, Delaware office of Whitman, Requardt & Associates, Jeff has successfully worked with a wide variety of communities, from small towns to large cities, that have dramatically varying attitudes toward active transportation and placemaking. His project experience includes urban street design, bicycle and pedestrian master planning, transportation enhancements projects, trail planning and design, transit-oriented development, and integrated land use and transportation studies, all with a strong emphasis on effective public engagement. An accomplished speaker, Jeff is a registered professional engineer in four states, a certified planner, and a professional traffic operations engineer. He chairs the Institute of Transportation Engineers Pedestrian and Bicycle Council and is past chair of the Newark, DE Bicycle Committee.
Michael Ronkin worked for the Oregon Department of Transportation between 1984 and 2006. The first five years in construction, where he learned the basics of highway design and road building. From 1989 to 2006, he served as the Bicycle/Pedestrian Program Manager, where he helped shape ODOT’s proactive pedestrian and bicycle policies. Michael now heads his own consulting firm, and he’s a nationally acknowledged expert in designing streets to better accommodate pedestrians and bicyclists. He can help citizens achieve their goals of place-making, building livable communities, and reaching consensus on critical street design issues. Michael regularly offers training courses to engineers and planners, and addresses a variety of audiences on the need to ensure our cities and streets are planned and built with people, not just cars, in mind. As one of the founding national leaders in the Complete Streets movement, Michael created the Complete Streets Workshops with Barbara McCann.
Ryan Snyder is the President of Ryan Snyder Associates, a transportation planning firm that prepares bicycle plans, pedestrian plans, trail plans, safe routes to school plans, transit plans and smart growth plans. He recently coordinated development of a Model Street Manual for the County of Los Angeles Department of Public Health. He is a Federal Highways Administration Pedestrian Safety Design instructor, a National Sustainable Advisor Program instructor, and a member of the Steering Committee for the National Complete Streets Coalition. Snyder teaches a class on Pedestrian and Bicycle Planning to graduate students in the UCLA Urban Planning Department. He is former Vice President of the Los Angeles Board of Transportation Commissioners. He holds an MA in Urban Planning and a BA in Economics from UCLA.
Tom von Schrader, P.E., LEED AP brings 33 years of experience partnering with agencies to plan and implement sustainable policies that balance community development needs, right-of-way demands, and environmental enhancements. Tom is on the forefront of working with communities to build policies that lead to the implementation of unique living infrastructure systems within corridors. His design experience encompasses Complete Streets, Green Streets and Living Streets; utilizing natural drainage systems, water reuse systems, green roofs, rain gardens, porous pavement designs; and integrating art.
Craig Williams, AICP has more than 30 years of experience in transportation planning, engineering and project management. His areas of expertise include highways, railroads, non-motorized planning and design, accessibility (ADA), Complete Streets and Context Sensitive Design, legislation, financing, and grant programs. He was with Illinois DOT for 23 years, including 9 years as IDOT’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Program Manager. He joined the private sector 12 years ago, and currently directs Alta Planning+Design’s Chicago office, continuing his focus on making communities more livable. Craig is a certified planner through the American Institute of Certified Planners, and has a bachelor’s and master’s degree from the University of Illinois in environmental studies, urban planning and public administration. He is also a certified instructor for FHWA’s National Highway Institute ‘Bicycle and Pedestrian Facility Design’ courses, as well as APBP’s ‘Designing Pedestrian Facilities for Accessibility.’ He has also conducted ‘Pedestrian Safety Action Plan’ training for MnDOT.
Paul Zykofksy, AICP, Associate AIA, directs the Local Government Commission’s programs related to land use and transportation planning, community design, and health and the built environment and has worked at LGC for over 17 years. Paul has experience in land-use, air quality, transportation planning and health and the built environment. He is co-author of documents on transit-oriented development, street design, walkability, traffic calming and public participation in planning. Paul is a frequent presenter at local, regional and national conferences and has experience facilitating workshops, design charrettes and planning processes. He is nationally certified to facilitate Safe Routes to School workshops and teaches the FHWA’s Designing for Pedestrian Safety and Pedestrian Safety Action Plan courses. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners, an Associate Member of the American Institute of Architects and a member of the Congress for the New Urbanism. Paul was born and raised in Mexico and is fluent in Spanish.
John Ciccarelli, the principal of Bicycle Solutions, is a planning, design, bicycle parking and education consultant, and workshop leader. John has developed and led classes and workshops for UC Davis Extension, UC Berkeley, L.A. County Metro, L.A. DOT, and Houston-Galveston Area Council. John has had senior roles on Complete Streets, bicycle, and pedestrian projects and studies in California, Texas, and Massachusetts. He is a California statewide evaluator with the Traffic Safety Evaluation and Pedestrian Safety Assessment services, an Infrastructure Instructor for the National Center for Safe Routes To School national course, and was Stanford University’s first Bicycle Program Manager. John is a member of the national (MUTCD) Bicycle Technical Committee, ITE, APBP, and the League of American Bicyclists. He is an experienced street cyclist, an experienced League Cycling Instructor, and a personal cycling coach who has taught over 300 adults and children how to ride.
Jon Conner is a licensed Landscape Architect and LEED® Accredited Professional. He is currently a Vice President at JMT and oversees the company’s Landscape Architecture practice. Jon has more than 25 years of experience in a variety of project types with a focus on transportation-related projects. His passion is for the creation and transformation of public rights of way to safely accommodate all users of the transportation system and create great places to live, work, learn, and play. Jon has designed parks, trails, transit facilities, and streetscapes for a variety of roadway scales. He has developed and taught a training course in Context Sensitive Solutions and has served as a guest lecturer at the university level. Jon is currently taking a leadership role in providing sustainable solutions to all of JMT’s clients.
Thomas Errico joined T.Y. Lin International as a senior associate and New England traffic engineering director. His background in traffic engineering includes access management, corridor studies, traffic operations studies, pedestrian studies, parking studies, safety evaluations, and traffic impact studies. He has significant experience in designing traffic signals, developing and maintaining traffic plans, and determining intersection and roadway design requirements for highway projects, including auxiliary lanes, bicycle and pedestrian facilities, signing, and traffic control. He has worked extensively with traffic engineering software such as SYNCHRO, SimTraffic, HCS, TRANSYT-7F, PASSER, and CORSIM. Mr. Errico’s representative project experience includes: Complete Streets Design Training Initiative for the State of Massachusetts, Marginal Way Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plan, Portland, Maine; Route 11/4 “Road Diet” Corridor Study, Auburn, Maine; Route 302 Transportation Plan,Windham, Maine; Belfast Waterfront Walkway, Belfast, Maine; On-Call Traffic Engineering Services, Portland, Maine; Eastern Trail Design – Scarborough Marsh Segment, Scarborough, Maine; West Commercial Street Shared Use Path Feasibility Study, Portland, Maine.
Ann Freiwald is a project manager with over 20 years of experience focused on bicycle/pedestrian planning and design. She learned to ride a bike as a four year old on the sidewalks of the Logan Square neighborhood in Chicago. Since those early days she has developed a strong commitment to the provision of safe, sustainable and interconnected transportation facilities for non-motorists. Her expertise includes regional and community-wide bicycle and pedestrian system planning, on-road and off-road bike facility design, grant writing and administration, public process facilitation, report writing, construction document preparation, and construction administration. Her career includes trail development for the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and the Fox Valley Park District in Illinois. She bikes, walks and skis all she can now in Madison, WI.
Andy Hamilton is the co-founder and President of WalkSanDiego, a regional pedestrian advocacy organization. Since 2002, he has also been active with America Walks, the national coalition of pedestrian advocacy organizations. In his day job, Mr. Hamilton has worked on transportation, land use, and air quality issues at the San Diego Air Pollution Control District (APCD) since 1994. His work includes promoting alternatives to motor vehicles, including transit, bicycling, and walking. Andy holds a bachelors degree in Biology from the University of Kansas, a masters degree in Ecology from UC Davis and a masters degree in Urban & Environmental Policy from Tufts University. He is the author of two APCD publications: Tools for Reducing Vehicle Trips Through Land Use Design and Slow Down! Taming Neighborhood Traffic.
Richard Hartman has over twenty years of professional experience working on land use law, city planning and zoning, land acquisition and development, and community health education and outreach initiatives; issues essential to implementing the vision of “Complete Streets.” As a certified planner, he applied this background to developing complete communities, including designing subdivisions to increase connectivity; creating walkable neighborhoods; identifying safe routes for school districts; supporting the development of multi-modal transit options for all users as a member of MPO advisory committees; and, integrating greenways and recreational trails into regional transportation networks. Mr. Hartman has a law degree and is accredited by the Congress of New Urbanism. He is also a Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Civil Court Mediator specializing in mediating land use, land development, foreclosure, and real property disputes. Prior to graduating from law school, he worked for several years as a development officer for community-based non-profit health organizations.
Cindy Heath has thirty years experience in public parks and recreation leadership and community planning and facilitation. She presents nationally on building healthy communities, community connectivity through trail systems and active transportation. Cindy has been a Rails To Trails Conservancy Scholar representing the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Active Living By Design Upper Valley Partnership, and helped draft the New Hampshire Healthy Communities Foundation Healthy Eating Active Living Statewide Plan. She has served as Adjunct Faculty at Colby Sawyer College in New London, NH, teaching Recreation Facility Design & Maintenance. Cindy currently serves as the Executive Director for GP RED, a non-profit organization providing research, education and development for parks, recreation & land management agencies, and is a Project Consultant for GreenPlay, LLC, a recreation & parks planning and management consulting firm based in Broomfield, CO.
Tom Huber has recently joined Toole Design Group after a 19 year career as as Wisconsin Department of Transportation’s Bicycle and Pedestrian coordinator. Tom is a senior planner with TDG with chief duties including bicycle and pedestrian planning, facility design guidance, and training. Tom continues to work diligently with state agencies and local communities offering his expertise relating to all matters that encourage people to bicycle and walk more often. At Wisconsin DOT, Tom was the author of the Wisconsin Bicycle Transportation Plan and was a main contributor to the state pedestrian plan and guide. In prior professional positions, Tom has been employed as a city and regional planner for 10 years in west central Wisconsin. Tom is not only a bicycle and pedestrian advocate by trade, but an avid cyclist and walker himself, having used these modes to commute his entire life. He has bicycled extensively in the U.S. including a cross-country bicycle trip on the “Bikecentennial Trail”. Having lived in the Netherlands from 1989 to 1991, with six returning trips, Tom has also had the opportunity to experience European transportation. Tom has a bachelor degree in Geography and Economics and a Masters degree in Public Administration and Planning.
Tony Hull currently works for Transit for Livable Communities (TLC) in Saint Paul, Minnesota. His responsibilities include planning and evaluation of the Federal Nonmotorized Transportation Pilot Program (SAFETEA-LU 1807), known locally as the Bike Walk Twin Cities program, Prior to coming to TLC, Tony worked as a principal planner at the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC), in Columbus Ohio and before that with the Central Ohio Transit Authority and city of Hilliard, Ohio. His background includes over a decade of working as a multi-modal transportation planner, with a focus on pedestrian needs, ADA accessibility, Complete Streets and traffic calming. A graduate of the Ohio State University, Tony is member of the Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals (APBP) since 2004 and currently serves appointments to the TRB Committee on Pedestrians, ANF10 and the Minneapolis Pedestrian Advisory Committee, representing the Ward 6 neighborhood of Whittier, where he currently resides.
As Director of Consulting, Robert Johnson helps communities start a wide variety of educational programs, find and apply for project funding, draft and pass complete streets policies and start walking school bus programs. In addition to managing the consulting programs, Robert also writes a bi-monthly column about active transportation issues for the Columbia Daily Tribune and works on legislative and policy issues. Robert has won a “Friend of Missouri Bicycling” award from the Missouri Bicycle Federation and is a member of the Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals.
Alison Kendall AICP, LCI is an architect and planner with over 25 years of experience in urban planning, streetscape design and green building. She provides bicycle and pedestrian planning and urban design services to California public agencies and other clients as principal of Kendall Planning + Design, based in Santa Monica, CA. As a public agency planner she managed major redevelopment projects for the City and County of San Francisco and development review for the City of Mountain View. She is a National Safe Routes to School trainer who has made presentations at numerous state and national planning conferences and taught sustainable design in France and the US. She has design and planning experience with complete streetscapes and transit oriented mixed use development in throughout California. She is currently advising the US Green Building Council on Pedestrian Access Quality for LEED 2012 and LEED ND, and has served on the Education Review Committee, and is a LEED Accredited Professional with a Building Design and Construction Specialty. As Vice President of the non-profit Sustainable Streets, she promotes walking and biking for more livable communities, providing community outreach, facilitation of multimodal planning, and encouragement programs.
Chris Lucas is an Urban Planner specializing in transportation planning, urban design and public outreach. He joined the RBA Group in 2008, where he works throughout the New York Metropolitan area on bicycle-pedestrian, school safety and downtown revitalization projects. Prior to RBA, he managed numerous planning and design projects for the New York City Department of Transportation, with a focus on bicycle and pedestrian safety and urban streets with bicycle facilities, traffic calming, surface transit and pedestrian amenities. He has also managed, designed and conducted outreach for the implementation of progressive bicycle facilities which include several on-street separated bicycle paths and other high-profile projects throughout New York City. Mr. Lucas is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners, is certified by the National Center for Safe Routes to School and FHWA to instruct the Safe Routes to School National Course and Workshops, and is a LEED Green Associate.
Mike Lydon is the founding Principal of The Street Plans Collaborative, an urban planning, design, and research firm that is working across North America to increase the effectiveness of multi-modal transportation. Mike is a frequent contributor to several urban planning publications and along with Andres Duany and Jeff Speck, is the co-author of The Smart Growth Manual. Mike received a B.A. in American Cultural Studies from Bates College and a Masters in Urban Planning from the University of Michigan.
Stacey Meekins, AICP works as a Senior Transportation Planner at T.Y. Lin, International. She has 10 years of experience in Civil Engineering and Transportation Planning. Stacey specializes in bicycle and pedestrian planning, multimodal transportation planning, and the impact of transportation on health. Stacey has worked with communities throughout the Midwest on transportation planning projects including a pedestrian safety awareness campaign for the City of Chicago and Complete Streets policy implementation for the Chicago Department of Transportation. She has also been involved with national research on bicycle facilities. Stacey is an instructor of the Safe Routes to School National Course and has delivered that course to communities throughout the Chicagoland area.
Michael Morehouse, PE joined Fitzgerald & Halliday, Inc. in 2008. He has 18 years of experience in multimodal transportation planning, and has extensive experience dealing with complex technical issues while developing visionary and consensus-based solutions to projects. Mike has a thorough understanding of the relationships between land use and transportation, and is an advocate for sustainable transportation systems. Recent projects that Mike has managed focus on livable communities and transportation’s role as a transformational factor in the economic health of cities. He has provided transportation and editorial guidance on New Haven’s Complete Streets Design Manual, and is currently working on several projects in which Complete Streets play a central role.
From 2005 – 2010, Joshua Poppel served as the Executive Director of the New York Bicycling Coalition, managing the statewide non-profit and leading their safety and advocacy campaigns. Prior to that, he was the Assistant to the Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinator at the Vermont Agency of Transportation. He has also worked extensively with Alta Planning + Design on a number projects in North America and the Middle East.
Kevin St. Jacques is a Senior Transportation Project Manager in the Transportation/Infrastructure Group of Freese and Nichols in Dallas, Texas. A walking and bicycling advocate, he has a comprehensive background in planning, design and construction management, including bicycle and pedestrian system planning and facilities design, traffic engineering, roadway design and transportation facilities planning. He has been leading consultant teams on pedestrian and bicycle transportation and mobility related areawide planning for cities, MPOs and their implementation partners for more than 20 years, having served in key roles for more than 15 pedestrian/bicycle planning and/or design projects from 1988 to 2009. He is a certified Professional Traffic Operations Engineer and Professional Transportation Planner, and is proficient with several traffic engineering software programs. He was a member of the Research Review Panel for NCHRP 3-70: Multimodal Analysis of Arterials which developed interrelated analytical procedures for LOS of pedestrian, bicyclists, motorist and transit patron within the roadway corridor.
Kevin Tillbury‘s career focus is on multi-modal transportation planning with an emphasis on integrating transportation, land use and community design. His broad skill set and diverse project experience enables him to perform at a high level of competence on a wide range of applications, whether a street segment, corridor, neighborhood or region. Prior to joining Gresham Smith and Partners, Kevin was the Florida Department of Transportation’s Livable Communities Corridor Studies consultant, where he managed several context-sensitive corridor plans for retrofitting state roads and was responsible for developing the state’s first livable street design guidelines. Since joining GS&P, he has led development of complete streets projects and guidelines and facilitated a series of context-sensitive transportation and land use plans. He excels working within the public process to balance diverse interests and build consensus.