Transportation / Intermodality / Complete Streets

Education Session - Presentation Format

FRI-B08 - Placemaking Through Traffic Engineering: Creative Solutions in Streetscape Design

Friday, October 19
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: 108


Landscape architects who understand traffic engineering principles and innovations can apply these tools to make streets into better places. The presenters will discuss technical roadway-design concepts and cutting-edge approaches, and present case-studies in which innovative solutions emerged from a deep knowledge of the relationship between traffic engineering and placemaking.

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Jacob Tobias, ASLA, LEED AP

Landscape Architect

Jacob Tobias is a landscape architect and urban designer in WRT’s San Francisco office. With over 18 years of experience, his work includes design at the full range of scales from master planning to detail design, with emphasis on design, construction documentation and implementation of built projects. His focus is incorporating green infrastructure, ecological design principles and community participation in the design process. His streetscape design experience includes multi-modal complete streets and green-infrastructure projects, and has covered the process from community engagement to construction documentation to construction administration.


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Alyson Fletcher

Nelson\Nygaard Consulting Associates

At Nelson\Nygaard, Alyson Fletcher applies an inter-disciplinary background in architecture, planning and landscape architecture to street design and multimodal transportation planning for cities, campuses, downtown areas, corridors, and intersections of all sizes. Before specializing in transportation, Alyson not only worked in architecture and neighborhood tour planning in Boston but she also worked on Philadelphia’s civic landscapes and stormwater gardens while at the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society and on the Neighborhood Bikeways Network for the Active Transportation Alliance in Chicago. She holds a dual masters in City & Regional Planning and Landscape Architecture from Cornell University.


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Matthew Ridgway, AICP

Fehr & Peers DC

Matthew is a Principal with Fehr & Peers and President of Fehr & Peers DC. He has been involved in many of Fehr & Peers’ highest visibility and most complex projects. His key strength is his broad background and multi-modal approach, which he has applied to many large-area plans with transit and pedestrian-oriented projects. Matthew is a regular contributor to the Institute of Transportation Engineers and has written a number of national publications, most recently the Layered Network chapter of the Planning Urban Roadway Systems Recommended Practice. He is a member of the Transportation Research Board Bicycle Transportation Committee.


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FRI-B08 - Placemaking Through Traffic Engineering: Creative Solutions in Streetscape Design

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