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Safe Routes to School in Austin Texas - How to Plan and Build with 40 Million Dollars”, Carly Haithcock, P.E., Project Engineer, Toole Design, Austin, Texas and Wendy Phelps, AICP, Project Planner II, Toole Design, Silver Spring, Maryland
Nimble Multimodal Project Implementation through IDIQ: Austin's Experience”, Neil Quarles, EIT, Multimodal Street Designer, Austin Transportation Department, Austin, Texas
From Car-centric to Complete Street: The Evolution of Bellevue's 108th Avenue NE”, Chris Iverson, P.E., Senior Transportation Engineer, City of Bellevue, Washington and Franz Loewenherz, Principal Transportation Planner, City of Bellevue, Washington
Implementing Leading Pedestrian Intervals (LPIs) Equitably”, Oliver Smith, Ph.D, City of Portland Bureau of Transportation, Portland, Oregon
Practical Urbanism - Leveraging Private Interests for Complete Streets”, Clark Bailey, P.E., PTOE, Transporation Professional, Kimley-Horn, Birmingham, Alabama
The Not so Humble Curb: Leveraging Your Most Valuable Asset to Achieve Your Community's Goals”, Chrissy Mancini Nichols, National Lead, Curb Management and New Mobility, Walker Consultants, San Francisco, California and Jeffrey Weckstein, Parking, Traffic, and Mobility Planner, Walker Consultants, Los Angeles, California
Planning for the Evolving Curb - A Data Driven and Simulation-based Approach to Sizing Passenger Loading Areas”, Sai Sirandas, P.E., Senior Transportation Engineer, Fehr & Peers, San Francisco, California and Eric Womeldorff, P.E., Principal, Fehr & Peers, San Francisco, California
Carly Haithcock, P.E., Project Engineer, Toole Design, Austin, Texas
Carly Haithcock,PE is an engineer with Toole Design’s team working with the City of Austin’s Active Transportation and Street Design Division. After working in land development, Carly found a way to combine her experience as an engineer with her interest in city planning by working for the City of Memphis’s Bike and Pedestrian Program. At Toole Design, Carly assists Austin city staff in designing and implementing the bikeways, pedestrian, Safe Routes to School, and transit improvements funded by the 2016 and 2020 mobility bonds.
Wendy Phelps, AICP, Project Planner II, Toole Design, Silver Spring, Maryland
Wendy Phelps, AICP is a transportation planner at Toole Design with a background in education and sustainability. Personally and professionally, Wendy strives to make bicycling, walking, and transit viable alternatives to the private automobile. Her project experience is varied, and includes bicycle and pedestrian master plans, bikeshare feasibility studies, Complete Streets guidelines, and working with Safe Routes to School (SRTS) programs on various scales. She coordinated and reviewed the work of several field teams conducting over one hundred SRTS audits in Austin, TX and worked with designers and engineers to recommend facilities that improve the safety and comfort of bicyclists and pedestrians.
Neil Quarles, EIT, Multimodal Street Designer, Austin Transportation Department, Austin, Texas
Neil Quarles, E.I.T. is a Street Designer in the Active Transportation and Street Design Division of the Austin Transportation Department (ATD). He received a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and M.S. in Transportation Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin. Neil’s work at ATD focuses primarily on projects to improve safety and mobility for people utilizing bicycle, walking, and public transit modes, serving in roles including design lead, design support, and design review of both internal and external projects. Examples of Neil’s completed projects include protected intersections, protected bike lanes, pedestrian crossing improvements, floating bus stops, and a transit bus terminal. He advises projects delivered through Austin’s Public Works Department, Corridor Program Office, and Vision Zero Program, as well as through external partners including the Texas Department of Transportation and Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority, through design review and design support. Neil is an active member of ITE.
Chris Iverson, P.E., Senior Transportation Engineer, City of Bellevue, Washington
Chris Iverson is a Senior Transportation Engineer for the City of Bellevue. Originally from Colorado, Chris received degrees in Civil Engineering and Urban Studies from the University of Minnesota before moving to Washington State in 2017. In his role at Bellevue, Chris oversees curbside management efforts and manages various multimodal capital projects, including the 108th Avenue Complete Street project and the SR520 Bicycle Corridor Safety Improvements project.
Franz Loewenherz, Principal Transportation Planner, City of Bellevue, Washington
Franz Loewenherz is a Principal Transportation Planner for the City of Bellevue. In this role he leads Bellevue’s Vision Zero and Pedestrian and Bicycle Implementation Initiatives, transit partnerships including arterial HOV and alternative service delivery projects, and technology development partnerships with both the public and private sectors. Franz received his master’s degree in urban planning from the University of Washington and has more than 25 years of transportation sector experience.
Clark Bailey, P.E., PTOE, Transporation Professional, Kimley-Horn, Birmingham, Alabama
Clark Bailey has 15 years of professional experience leading teams to solve complex transportation problems to improve communities, connect people, and communicate new ideas. He has extensive expertise in traffic engineering and planning services including studies, traffic signals, intelligent transportation systems, access management, intersection improvements, pedestrian facilities, separated bicycle facility design, parking, and transit. Clark graduated with a bachelors and master’s from Auburn University and lives in Birmingham, Alabama. He is a longtime member of the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) where he has served as section President and graduated from the 2017 Leadership ITE program.
Chrissy Mancini Nichols, National Lead, Curb Management and New Mobility, Walker Consultants, San Francisco, California
Chrissy Mancini Nichols is Walker’s National Lead for Curb Management and New Mobility. Chrissy currently working with cities, airports, and transit agencies to plan and implement microtransit and micromobility programs, create parklet design standards and regulations, implement demand based parking pricing programs, design curb management policies and access fees, and plan and design Ride App passenger loading zones. She is also leading a research study with cities to vet and test technology to collect curb use data and implement curb management plans and design solutions. The research is also evaluating policy issues including regulations, partnerships, and monetization.
Jeffrey Weckstein, Parking, Traffic, and Mobility Planner, Walker Consultants, Los Angeles, California
Jeff Weckstein is an experienced parking and mobility consultant with a track record of success with a variety of private and institutional clients. Jeff manages Walker’s shared parking and entitlements practice in the Western region. His areas of expertise include parking needs analyses, parking and transportation demand management plans, market and financial analysis, operational analysis, due diligence, wayfinding, and transportation planning.
Sai Sirandas, P.E., Senior Transportation Engineer, Fehr & Peers, San Francisco, California
Sai Sirandas is a Senior Engineer in Fehr & Peers’ San Francisco office. Sai has led and worked on projects in multi-modal traffic operations analysis, simulation modeling and travel behavior forecasting. Sai has a high degree of proficiency and project experience in software tools and relevant programming interfaces. Sai enjoys working in the complex multi-modal environments in the San Francisco Bay Area and the challenges and opportunities it presents.
Eric Womeldorff, P.E., Principal, Fehr & Peers, San Francisco, California
Eric Womeldorff is a Principal who leads Fehr & Peers’ San Francisco office. From there, he draws from his knowledge of land use, economics, politics, and transportation to collaborate with public, private, and institutional clients to help them to make the best possible decisions for their organization, clients, and stakeholders. He also contributes to the firm’s innovations around understanding the effects of disruptive trends on travel behavior and transportation networks, the evolution of curbspace and parking and better incorporating behavioral and economic principles into our work. Eric recently led the Fehr & Peers team who developed Curbspace+ - a tool to help our clients better understand and plan for evolving uses and expectations for the curb.
Oliver Smith, Ph.D, City of Portland Bureau of Transportation, Portland, Oregon
Oliver Smith works for the Portland Bureau of Transportation in its Signals, Street Lighting, and ITS division. He brings a research-grounded mindset and has developed guidelines for using Leading Pedestrian Intervals, evaluated street lighting needs citywide, and participated in technical advisory committees and FHWA Experimentations. Oliver is a key resource for Vision Zero and neighborhood greenway staff, helping to integrate safety-related practices into signals and street lighting design.