Complete Streets Regional Leader, Alta Planning + Design
G. Wade Walker
Wade has over twenty years’ experience in a wide range of transportation planning and engineering assignments. For the past eighteen years, he has worked in the realm of complete streets and context sensitive solutions, focusing on the restoration of livability to streets, smart growth, and walkability. His work primarily involves leading the transportation planning efforts for a variety of projects and clients, often in an intensive design charrette setting. Wade 's current position is at Alta Planning + Design where he serves as a Complete Streets Regional Leader. Wade has been involved in many varied initiatives concentrating on livable traffic and a rebalancing of modes, ranging from downtown revitalizations, to new traditional neighborhood developments, to preservation of scenic and historic roadways, and design and implementation of Complete Streets and Thoroughfares.
Key projects Wade has been involved in through his career include the Plan Baton Rouge Downtown Revitalization Strategy, I-26 Connector Alternative Concept for Asheville, North Carolina, One-Way Street Conversion Feasibility Studies for Lakeland, Florida and Chattanooga, Tennessee, Virginia’s Route 50 Traffic Calming Plan in Loudon County, Virginia, Scenic and Historic A1A Master Plan in St. Johns County, Florida, and the Bronx River Parkway Preservation Study on the historic Bronx River Parkway in New York. Recent projects include the US 64 Parkway Alternative in Bolivar, Tennessee; Mountain Landscapes Initiative in Western North Carolina; City of Raleigh Unified Development Ordinance and Street Design Manual; El Paso Avenue Complete Street Design in Russellville, Arkansas; and the Overton-Broad Connector Road Diet and Cycle Track in Memphis, Tennessee. He is also a member of the Congress for New Urbanism.