Andy Clarke, who resigned as CEO at the League of American Bicyclists after 11 years in July, has joined the Washington DC-based planning, engineering and landscape architecture firm Toole Design Group as director of strategy.

Clarke brings three decades of experience in national and international bicycle and pedestrian policy, planning and program experience including 12 years as President of the League of American Bicyclists, which he joined in 2003 to establish and implement the Bicycle Friendly Community program. Clarke resigned as the League's CEO in July, after 11 years of serving in the position.

 “I am absolutely delighted that Andy decided to join us,” said Jennifer Toole, President. “He will be a tremendous asset to both our staff and clients, developing and helping to implement transformative multimodal policies and programs in the years to come. There are few professionals in this country with the depth of knowledge and experience that he has.”

Clarke's career includes five years as executive director of the Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals – where he wrote groundbreaking case studies and reports for the Federal Highway Administration. Over the past 20 years, he has been involved in nearly every major development in bicycling and walking policy and planning, including the formation of the National Complete Streets Coalition and the Safe Routes to School National Partnership, multiple federal transportation funding bills, and Vision Zero. Clarke has trained thousands of state and local officials on bicycle and pedestrian facility design, universal design, and implementation. He has spoken extensively in the U.S., Canada, Australia and Europe on these topics.

As director of strategy, Andy will draw on his years of expertise and extensive network to help state and local clients across the country tackle their most difficult transportation challenges.

“I am delighted to join Toole Design Group at such an exciting moment,” said Andy. “Jennifer has assembled a world class team of bicycle and pedestrian planners, engineers, designers and program specialists. It's an honor to have the opportunity to help her chart a course forward for the company that builds on the growing momentum to create more livable communities across the country.”