BS from UC Davis (most bicycle-friendly city in US)
Areas of Experience
Offers courses to engineers & planners on street designs to better accommodate pedestrians and bicyclists. Specialty subjects: ADA, intersections, road diets. Currently under FHWA contract to offer training to states and MPOs to help them develop a Pedestrian Safety Action Plan. Offers Complete Streets workshops to jurisdictions adopting or implementing Complete Streets policies.
ODOT: Reviewed road project plans for compatibility
with bicyclist and pedestrian needs. Proposed pedestrian and
bicyclist design standards for sidewalks, driveways, ramps, intersections,
signs, etc. Member of ODOT technical review
teams on Roundabouts, Access Management and the Oregon Highway Design
National role: Team member for the development of the AASHTO Guide for the Development of Bicycle Facilities; chaired the NCHRP Panel overseeing development of the AASHTO Guide for the Development of Pedestrian Facilities; collaborated with Access Board on ADA design; member TRB committee on Pedestrians and TRB committee on Context Sensitive Solutions.
Works with communities on spot problems such as overly
wide streets, difficult intersections or pedestrian crossings.
Reviews conditions, makes recommendations, including photo renderings
and a PowerPoint presentation to the public and
Developed the policies of the 1995 Oregon Bicycle
and Pedestrian Plan. Reviewed ODOT modal plans, local
Transportation System Plans and other plans for pedestrian and bicycle
Initiated ODOT’s Walkway Policy (affirms that
ODOT is responsible for providing sidewalks along state highways);
secured funding for sidewalk retrofit programs. Member Complete Streets coalition.
Managed a grant program (project review/selection,
grant management, design review, inspection, payments);
coordinated local bicycle/pedestrian professionals meetings; prepared
technical and funding information for distribution to
cities and counties.
Lead author and designer of the Oregon Bicycle and
Pedestrian Plan; the Oregon Bicyclist Manual; the Oregon Bicycling
Guide & Coast Bike Route maps; Main Street Handbook. Primary author
of the Guide: How to Develop a Pedestrian
Safety Action Plan.
ODOT staff liaison for the Oregon Bicycle and Pedestrian
Advisory Committee; represents ODOT at local public
hearings and state legislature; founding APBP member (Association of Pedestrian
and Bicycle Professionals).
Address a variety of audiences on livability &
health issues; excellent PowerPoint skills.