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"go for the long shot." Interest in the bike/
ped profession has never been stronger. 
ITEJ: What projects have you worked on
that had a big impact on your career or a
community?
TB: While working in Scotland, I worked
on several bike master plan projects
that transformed communities. In Latin
America, I was able to bring many of the
concepts I learned in Europe. I helped
design and build the first bike box in
Mexico City and later the first speed
cushion. While working in Guadalajara, I
helped design their first modern protected
bike lane. It pleases me to see the growth
in walking and biking in places where I
worked. Closer to home, I designed both a
concurrent pedestrian phase and an all-ped
phase in the same signal cycle on East
Broadway in Somerville. The streetscape
improvements further activated the area.
Many more people now come to shop,
linger, and form friendships along this
people-orientated street. 
I've spent more than a decade at
conferences presenting innovative topics.
Since 2006 I've beaten the drum about
advisory bike lanes, and it's inspiring to see
their growth. I'm especially grateful that
my Yielding-to-Pedestrians research was
published by the Transportation Research
Board and has helped lower city-wide
speed limits in several cities. I currently
co-teach a bike/ped planning class at Tufts
University, and it's satisfying to inspire
and interact with students who go on in
their careers to promote changes in their
communities. 

Facilities. Finally ITE collaborated with
the Congress for the New Urbanism, the
Environmental Protection Agency, and
the Federal Highway Administration
(FHWA) to put out the groundbreaking guide Designing Walkable Urban
Thoroughfares, which was approved in
2010. The following year in 2011, the
National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO) pushed the
envelope even further with their Urban
Bikeway Design Guide, allowing cities
like Seattle, WA to explode with 2-way
protected bikeways. In 2015 the Massachusetts Department of Transportation
Separated Bike Lane Planning & Design
Guide launched and turned heads around
the United States. Remarkably, it became

the first that allows "Separated Bike
Lanes" to be built within roundabouts.
Moreover, the North Carolina Pedestrian
Crossing Guidance and the FHWA Guide
on Accessible Shared Streets are two of the
most exciting guidelines to come out for
pedestrians in many years. I recently joined
the National Committee on Uniform
Traffic Control Devices (NCUTCD) to
see if I could make an impact on the
Manual on Uniform Traffic Control
Devices (MUTCD). Many designers tap
into impressive foreign guides like the
Dutch guide produced by CROW, the
Dutch Highway Engineering Research
Association. NACTO, FHWA, and many
others have opened a whole new world for
bike/ped transportation professionals. itej

ITEJ: What new guidelines have helped
advance bike/ped transportation
engineering? 
TB: For years my hands were tied due to
the limited flexibility of the one national
bike guide available: the 1999 AASHTO
Guide for the Development of Bike
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