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While adequate highway capacity is a critical element to a thriving economy, the past approach to planning our nation’s infrastructure has often resulted in high-speed, high-capacity roadways with little attention to vulnerable road users. Many of these roads have divided communities and limited access to other transportation alternatives. More than ever, communities and their residents seek choices when considering travel options and desire modes that allow them to walk, use transit or bike. TPD embraces this approach to transportation and mobility, and whether we are designing a trail, roadway, intersection, or bridge, our focus is to integrate additional choices for people to travel and recreate.

With this shift in active transportation planning, the design standards and code requirements are rapidly evolving to include innovative multimodal solutions. As a result, it is challenging for public officials and practitioners to keep up. TPD partners with these community leaders to develop innovative and comprehensive solutions that balance the safety and mobility needs of all road users.


Our end goal is to ensure that people of all ages and abilities are able to travel safely within their community. Whether walking, bicycling, taking transit or driving, we ensure that all modes are considered via planning and design for:

  • Pedestrian accessibility
  • On-road bicycle facilities, including NACTO treatments
  • Off-road bicycle facilities, (i.e. multiuse trails and side paths)
  • Roadway crossing (signalized and unsignalized)
  • Streetscape design and traffic calming
  • Safe routes to school
  • Transit facilities and access routes
  • Accommodations for pedestrians with hearing and vision disabilities

TPD works to make roadways, trails, and bridges accessible to all users in the following ways:

  • Bicycle and pedestrian network planning
  • Conceptual planning and cost estimating
  • Public involvement and community engagement
  • Preliminary feasibility studies
  • Grant writing and funding source identification
  • Environmental and right-of-way impact analysis
  • Transportation project permitting
  • Transportation design
  • Traffic calming
  • Transportation research & publishing
  • Corridor safety studies
  • Vision zero planning

We serve the following clients by listening to project stakeholders’ wants and needs, following state and federal guidelines, and applying our skills and knowledge to provide quality solutions.  

  • Departments of transportation (DOTs)
  • MPOs
  • Counties
  • Municipalities
  • Private land developers
  • Non-profit agencies
  • Educational institutions