Quantifying the Benefits of Quick Build

How have quick build installations impacted travel patterns, shopping and dining habits, and safety for communities? A report analyzes the impact of quick build projects implemented in Massachusetts in 2020 and 2021.

Leonie Barkakati

Leonie joined Kittelson after completing a master’s degree in transportation engineering at the University of Florida. As a student, she was awarded a National Science…

FDOT D6 Pedestrian & Bicycle Prioritization Tool

It’s no secret that Miami-Dade County is not a safe place to walk or bike. The 1,675 pedestrian deaths between 2010 and 2019 place it 13th among the country’s most dangerous metro areas for walking, according to Smart Growth America’s Dangerous by Design 2021. Fortunately, our clients at FDOT are going all in on pedestrian and bicyclist safety through better road design, education, and enforcement. But the scale of the challenge is immense: Miami-Dade County has more than 1,500 miles of non-residential roadways, which is equivalent to the distance between Miami and Bogotá, Colombia. Where should FDOT focus its efforts to improve pedestrian and bicyclist safety?

Bailey Homan

Bailey joins the team from Tucson, where she is studying Civil Engineering at the University of Arizona.  She has worked on several projects during her…

Dhawal Kataria

Dhawal is passionate about multimodal transportation and creating healthy, sustainable, and safe communities. He is experienced in transportation and land use planning from both the…

ODOT Pedestrian & Bicycle Performance Measures & Data Implementation Framework

Kittelson was tasked with developing near-term and future measures for tracking Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT)’s support of walking and biking.

The Oregon Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan identified the need to track Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT)’s support of walking and biking. Kittelson was tasked with developing near-term measures—performance measures that can be implemented using existing data sources in the near-term—as well as future measures for which data is not currently available.

Kelly Laustsen

Kelly has experience with a variety of transportation planning and engineering projects throughout Oregon, Washington, Maryland, and Florida. She is skilled in transportation impact studies,…

Daniel Slick

Dan has 32 years in commercial vehicle enforcement, in which he worked as a Law Enforcement Officer with Wisconsin State Patrol. During his career, Dan…

Capital Bikeshare Plan Update Case Study

In September 2010, the District of Columbia and Arlington County launched Capital Bikeshare as one of the first large-scale bikeshare systems in North America. Within 10 years of its launch, the system grew into one of the largest and most popular bikeshare programs in the nation. At the same time, the bikeshare industry has experienced tremendous change—over $2 billion in private capital has fueled the creation of new business models, technology, and competitors.

Palisades Trolley Trail Feasibility Study

The Palisades Trolley Trail is located along the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) owned Right-of-Way (ROW) of the former Glen Echo Trolley Line northwest of Georgetown. The ROW has operated as an informal and disconnected walking trail behind homes in Palisades and Foxhall. The one remaining trolley bridge, the Foundry Branch Trolley Trestle Bridge, is a contributing resource in the historic Glover-Archbold Park and is in danger of collapse. In 2018, concerns by historic preservation and other groups about the potential demolition of the bridge led DDOT to undertake a study to determine whether the Foundry Branch Trolley Trestle Bridge could be repurposed into a bicycle-pedestrian bridge as part of a connected multi-use trail as proposed in moveDC, DDOT’s long-range transportation plan.

What to Expect at TRB 2022

After a noteworthy year in which the world’s largest transportation research conference was moved online, the Transportation Research Board (TRB) Annual Meeting will be back to its…