Jolene knows firsthand how a safe and accessible transportation system directly impacts lives. She brings a sociological perspective to her planning efforts, centering people and drawing upon a deeper understanding of the communities she serves to create meaningful solutions. Jolene’s commitment to making transportation accessible to all has steered her planning practice towards building systems that supports walking, biking, and riding transit for all ages and abilities. She has experience in innovative public engagement, storytelling, and creating data-driven solutions. Jolene brings a context-sensitive and collaborative approach to clients seeking to build more walkable and bikeable communities.
Prior to Nelson\Nygaard, Jolene worked as a transportation planning consultant on a wide range of projects, including short- and long-term transit planning, regional transportation planning for walking and biking, coordinated human services transportation planning, and transit design guidelines development.