Hannah Twaddell reports on a recent article by Rich Kuzmyak and Jennifer Dill on what to take into account in appealing to bicyclists and walkers.
Hannah Twaddell is President and founder of Twaddell Associates, LLC, a consulting practice specializing in community planning, public engagement, facilitation, and education. Based in Charlottesville, Virginia, the firm provides planning, facilitation, and educational services to communities, government agencies, and private organizations across the U.S.
Before setting up Twaddell Associates, Hannah was a Senior Transportation Planner with Renaissance Planning Group, where she has worked on transportation planning and public involvement projects in several states. Prior to that, she served as Assistant Director of the Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission (in Charlottesville) and as chief staff to the Charlottesville-Albemarle Metropolitan Planning Organization.
Twaddell reported on transportation planning issues for the Planning Commissioners Journal from 2004 to 2012. She is also currently a columnist for the PlannersWeb.
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