Ian Lockwood, P.E., Livable Transportation Engineer, Toole Design

Ian Lockwood P.E.,is a Livable Transportation Engineer with Toole Design Group.  Ian has Bachelor and Master Degrees in Civil Engineering and is a Harvard University Loeb Fellow.  In 1997, he was awarded the Institute of Transportation Engineers’ (ITE’s) Past Presidents’ Award for his project that preserved Virginia Route 50 as a 2-lane rural road instead of widening it into a major freeway.  In 2005, Ian helped define the term “complete streets,” an idea about inclusive design which has spread across North America. In 2009, he helped replace the plan for a proposed major highway, east of Flemington, New Jersey, with a Smart Growth Plan (i.e., a connected street network and integrated land use plan), which won ITE’s Project of the Year, for its cost-effectiveness, context-compatibility, and multimodal nature. 

Ian led the development of new language regarding highway removals for the FHWA to enable people to discuss the topic more effectively. Ian’s been involved in over 30 highway removal efforts during his career. His most recent involvement was part of a group effort to stop TxDOT’s proposed I-45 widening project in Houston– on March 8, 2021, the FHWA placed the I-45 project on hold to investigate Title VI (Civil Rights) violations, due to the disparate harm the highway widening would inflict on minority communities. At the other end of the spectrum, Ian enjoys designing slow and barrier-free streets that are comfortably navigable for people with mobility disabilities or visual disabilities.

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