OUR EXPERTISE

WHAT WE DO

The advocate as the planner

Communities that support active transportation aren’t just safer, but make for healthier, cleaner, more sustainable, and economically vibrant neighborhoods. As planners, we support local agencies and community members through technical expertise in policy development and built environment design. As advocates, we work to bring together community members, policy makers, engineers, planners, youth, and many others to advance collective goals for access to opportunity and overall quality of life.

Our Approach

Policy and Investment

Planning and Design

Programs

Communities and Coalitions


Policy and Investment

As a regional expert on smart growth principles and healthy community design, we work to advance local and regional policies that support health, equity, economic growth, and environmental sustainability. We advocate for greater investment ,to ensure that community-supported plans and policies can actually be implemented. Our knowledge of design strategies, effective policy, and funding sources helps us apply national best practices to local contexts.


Planning and Design

We bridge the gap between local agencies, stakeholders, and community members in order to develop effective solutions for streetscape design, active transportation master plans, Safe Routes to School plans, and other transportation and land use planning efforts. Our established relationships in communities and applied understanding of design strategies makes us a valuable partner in short and long-range planning work. We use walk audits, pop-up events, design charrettes, and other creative engagement methods to ensure that all voices, particularly those that typically go unheard, are represented throughout planning processes.


Programs

We implement community programs such as Safe Routes to School, placemaking and open street events, wayfinding, and other activities that inspire healthy, active travel. As Safe Routes to School facilitators, we have supported over 100 local schools across 7 counties by providing comprehensive programming that includes Walk and Bike to School Days, walking school buses, pedestrian and bicycle safety education, parent champion training, and more.

Communities and Coalitions

We are stronger when we work together with our partners across diverse sectors and communities. By spearheading and participating in coalitions, we help advance local, regional, and statewide initiatives that lead to positive community change. We work with neighborhood organizations to uplift the voices of community members and advocate for community priorities.

Partner with Us

We find our work most successful when we partner with local community organizations and agencies. Contact us to schedule a call or grab coffee to discuss how we can collaborate with you.

Let’s keep in touch.

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