In my 28 years in the transportation business I have learned one main lesson, streets are build for people, not just for cars. I am committed to great places and the streets that lead us there. The journey is not about just getting there, it is about the trip, and the people impact on the way.
Paul Wojciechowski is a transportation planner and engineer with over 28 years of experience in planning and designing innovative transportation facilities, and integrating these facilities to function with adjacent land-uses. Paul has dedicated his career to public projects that enhance communities and regional systems, and has contributed ideas for development projects that achieve community goals, including award-winning projects such as the regional Gateway Bike Plan in St. Louis and the City of Woodson Terrace Comprehensive Plan.
In a consultant role, his work has included street design, bikeway and pedestrian facility design, transit projects, land-use planning, program management, transportation planning, and utility relocation. In addition, he has served in public official roles as Director of Public Works/City Engineer for the City of Clayton, and at the Missouri Department of Transportation, where he has dealt with client responsibilities first hand. In his 17 years at MoDOT, he was involved in a variety of positions such as the Transportation Planning Manager responsible for all transportation planning activities in the St. Louis Metro District, programming of state and federal funds, and the main point of contact with the East-West Gateway Council of Governments. He also served in highway design, traffic engineering, utilities engineering, and project management capacities.
- Gateway Bike Plan, St. Louis, MO, Great Rivers Greenway*
Paul managed the Gateway Bike Plan project for Great Rivers Greenway in St. Louis, that includes over 1100 miles of on-street bikeways connecting the community to greenways, economic centers, transit facilities and school to provide a connected, healthy, and economically vibrant region focused on increasing the use of bicycles for travel, and improving safety for all users.
- Great Rivers Greenway, Bike St. Louis Phase 1 & 2 , St. Louis, MO*
The Bike St. Louis network began in the City of St. Louis and has expanded into St. Louis County. Paul was the engineer on the initial phase both designing and implementing the on-street bicycle facilities, and participated in the planning and implementation of Phase 2 in the City of Clayton while Director of Public Works.
- Dale Avenue Great Street Plan, Richmond Heights, MO*
Paul was responsible for developing the conceptual and preliminary street design and community engagement related to the Dale Avenue Great Street project. The project combines a focus on building a complete street and integrating the street to the future lane-use plan for the corridor, creating a great place.
- Wildwood Greenway Plan, Wildwood, MO*
Paul was the engineer of record and managed the engineering aspects of this effort to improve one of the initial shared use paths constructed in the City of Wildwood, Missouri. The path is located along a state freeway and is a significant connection for resident to the town center of the city, which is the commercial focus of the city.
- 2011 American Planning Association Missouri Chapter Award for a Planning Tool – Gateway Bike Plan
- 2011 American Planning Association Missouri Chapter Award for a Comprehensive Plan – Woodson Terrace Comprehensive Plan
- 2011 Outstanding Local Government Leadership Award for the Gateway Bike Plan (East West Gateway Coordinating Council)
- 2010 Healthy Active Living Award (for an Individual) from Trailnet in St. Louis, Missouri, for contributions to bicycle and walking in the St. Luis Region.
- 2010 Missouri S&T Chapter Honor Member of Chi Epsilon
- 2009 Award from the Missouri Bicycle Federation for distinguished service to Missouri Bicycling in Missouri
- 2006 Recipient of the Distinguished Leadership Award for Professional Planner from the St. Louis Section of the American Planning Association\
- 2007 Outstanding Local Government Leadership Award (East West Gateway Coordinating Council) for personal commitment to betterment of the St. Louis Region
*Completed during prior employment
- APA Planning and Zoning Commissioners Certification Certificate Module – The Transportation/Land Use Connection, University of Missouri-St. Louis, 2004-Present
- American Public Works Association Missouri Fall Conference, Gateway Bike Plan Presentation, Lake of the Ozarks, 2010
- Complete Streets Presentation, Traffic Engineers Association of Missouri Conference, Branson, 2011
- Idaho League of Cities Presentation on Great Streets, Spaces and Places, Boise, Idaho, 2011
- Bicycle and Pedestrian Conditions on Highway Projects, Traffic Engineers Association of Missouri Conference, 2001
- Low Impact Development in the City of Clayton, Earth Day Presentation in St. Louis, Missouri, 2009