When I was in college, I had a transportation engineering professor that made us read lots of books and other materials about alternative transportation. For a son of southern California suburbia like myself, it really opened my eyes about better ways to handle transportation. I also for the first time realized how land use choices influence transportation system viability. I caught the bike/ped bug very quickly and for a class assignment, decided to write a paper about how Provo, Utah could make itself more bike friendly. It so happened that the city was just about to have its first Bike to Work Day so my professor encouraged me to go and give the Mayor a copy of my paper. Before I knew it, I’d been appointed chair of the Provo Bicycle Committee and I didn’t even own a bicycle yet! It wasn’t until a month or two later that I bought a used beater bike. A new lifestyle and passion had begun!
Travis has nine years of experience planning and designing transportation projects. He has technical experience in bicycle/pedestrian planning, bicycle/pedestrian facility design, traffic analysis, traffic study reports, corridor studies, and roadway design. Travis has worked on large and small projects for government agencies and private companies throughout Utah, California, and Arizona. He also possesses strong oral and written communication skills, as evidenced by his numerous presentations at conferences and trade association meetings. He is active in bicycle and pedestrian advocacy arenas and currently chairs the Board of Directors of Bike Utah, a statewide bike advocacy group.
UDOT Pedestrian and Bicycle Resources Guide, UT
UDOT recognized that their 2001 Pedestrian and Bicycle Plan was not very useful and was not being utilized. Travis was hired to re-write the document to make it more useful to UDOT. The final document consisted of six chapters, addressing topics related to design, maintenance, education, funding, and public involvement.
UDOT Bicycle Priority Routes Project, UT
This project was an add-on to the Pedestrian and Bicycle Resources Guide project. UDOT wanted to have not only a written guidance document, but an actual improvement plan to prioritize the various projects that could be constructed to improve bicycling conditions. Travis managed this project in conjunction with the UDOT Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinator. A series of 13 public open houses was held to get feedback and ideas from people around the state of Utah.
Legacy Parkway Trail System, UT
Travis was the Trails Design Lead for the high-profile Legacy Parkway project. The project included 13 miles of paved trail and three miles of unpaved trail. Travis was directly responsible for the design of the unpaved trail and five miles of the paved trail. He managed engineers working on the design of the remaining eight miles of paved trail.
Davis School District Hazardous Walking Route Studies, UT
In 2009, Travis served as Project Manager for WCEC Engineers when chosen by Davis School District for a five-year on-call contract to perform studies of walking routes from neighborhoods to schools. Travis has completed 18 separate walking route studies since the beginning of the contract period.
*Completed while with another firm