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Transportation Planning

Transportation Planning

Transportation Planning is a multidisciplinary approach to understanding existing conditions, identifying current and future needs, and developing infrastructure and policy recommendations that support a community's vision. An effective transportation plan is grounded in data, yields implementable solutions, and reflects the priorities of all community members.

The Isthmus Planning team specializes in:

  • multimodal project development
  • multimodal needs identification and prioritization
  • geospatial analysis and data analytics

Our collaborative approach emphasizes mode integration, inclusive and meaningful public engagement, and consent building with agencies and community members. Our planning team partners with our clients to deliver implementable plans across Minnesota that integrate community development, planning, engineering, construction, operations, and maintenance.

Areas of Specialty

Active Transportation
Building on the recognized expertise of our ADA Design team, our Planning team seeks to advance industry Accessibility for All, Safe Systems, Complete Streets, Performance-Based Practical Design, Context Sensitive Solutions, Sustainability, and Vision Zero approaches through planning and design of roadways, MnDOT ADA compliance, tailored bicycle facility designs, and transit connections.

At Isthmus, we understand that capturing community voices in a planning process requires deliberate, context-sensitive, and culturally responsive engagement. Our team brings experience in hosting a range of in-person and virtual engagement activities, gathering feedback, synthesizing input, and incorporating results.

Isthmus offers traffic analysis and engineering services — from early planning through final design and implementation. Read more.

Featured Team Members

headshot of Pamela Fincher

Pamela Fincher, PTP, EIT

Pamela is an experienced project manager with a diverse resume in providing bicycle and pedestrian engineering and transportation planning. She has designed U.S. bike routes, created policies, plans, and guides, and served on multimodal councils, gaining experience from MnDOT and Michigan DOT.
Cory Zignego

Cory Zignego

Energetic and responsive, Cory brings facilitation and collaboration experience with a wide range of audiences to his roles at Isthmus. He employs a client-centered approach while exploring and implementing new ways to attract interest that leads to meaningful and productive engagement.