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Certified Trainers

Drusilla van Hengel

Title: Principal, NelsonNygaard
NACTO Title: NACTO Certified Trainer
Drusilla van Hengel

Drusilla van Hengel has more than 25 years of transportation planning and operations experience. As the national lead of Nelson\Nygaard’s active transportation sector, she is an expert on Vision Zero, Safe Routes to School, and bicycle and pedestrian planning and design. Her unique blend of experience in land development, traffic operations, and community planning, combined with an MBA on sustainable business, positioned her to become renowned for delivering built projects, implementable plans, and innovative practices. Dru helps make walking and bicycling viable options for people from one to one hundred by eliminating the cultural, organizational, and design gaps and barriers institutionalized by 70 years of planning for auto-mobility. Dru brings deep commitment to all her work, the kind of commitment she honed while competing in the 1996 Olympic games and several world championships in flatwater kayaking.