Rick Plenge, P.E., PTOE
Section Manager, Traffic/Planning
Practice Lead, Complete Streets
Looking at the bigger picture of a transport system and its needs, Rick develops more livable communities that provide people with safer and more comprehensive transportation options. His passion and knowledge are evident in his commitment to support industry awareness, development of smart regulations and implementation of successful complete street strategies.
As co-leader of our national Complete Streets practice, Rick drives the development of key initiatives to identify best practices, increase knowledge sharing, and mentor planning and engineering staff on the benefits and value of complete streets in communities needing a more balanced approach to mobility options.
After more than 20 years in the industry, Rick is equipped with transportation engineering expertise in planning, designing and implementing a variety of multimodal facilities — ranging from enhanced pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure to more traditional ADA ramps and bicycle facilities. He brought his insight to notable projects in major urban centers, including the City of Chicago Citywide Complete Streets Implementation, and City and County of Denver Pedestrian Citywide Pedestrian Crash Analysis and Vision Zero Design Projects. Rick’s work speaks for his dedication to improving the quality of life in the communities within which we live, work and play.
A respected thought leader, Rick serves as a national presenter for both the Institution of Transportation Engineers and the American Society of Civil Engineers on innovative bicycle facility design. He was also selected by the National Complete Streets Coalition and Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals to become a National Complete Streets Instructor. Rick is additionally involved with Women’s Transportation Seminar, Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals, and was a recipient of one of our coveted internal Pathfinder Gold Awards of Excellence for Client Service.