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Certified Trainers

Stephanie Wright

Title: Senior Associate, NelsonNygaard
NACTO Title: NACTO Certified Trainer
Stephanie Wright

Stephanie specializes in pedestrian street design and transit planning. Her goal is to make walking attractive and help people safely access high-quality transit services. Stephanie recently served as deputy project manager for the National Association of City Transportation Official’s Urban Street Design Guide, which adopts a people-focused approach to city streets. She has also created street design standards for Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, as well as Spokane, WA, Hamilton, NJ, and Gladstone, MO. Each set of street design standards is uniquely tailored to community context but all emphasize safe and comfortable multimodal streets putting pedestrians first. Stephanie also has policy and funding experience. She is co-author to Smart Growth America’s The Innovative DOT, a guidebook of strategies that can increase efficiency and investment in non-driving modes at the state level, and is currently working on a Transportation Demand Management Curriculum for Michigan DOT. Stephanie has completed non-motorized data collection and Level Of Service analysis at transit stations, corridors, and CBD’s in New Orleans, East Falls Church, VA, and College Park, MD. She completed a multimodal level of service analysis around a proposed new train station in Fairfax, VA to evaluate non-motorized projects that will improve access to the station. As part of the Washington, D.C. region’s Great Streets program, she developed evaluation criteria to assess designs for Minnesota Avenue and compiled a research document supporting the team’s scoring of the criteria. She managed a project addressing physical and behavioral issues leading to pedestrian injury and fatality at and near bus stops in northern New Jersey. Stephanie has led numerous design charrettes including in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, eastern Long Island, and New York City.