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August 1st / 2016

Stewart's Bike/Ped Practice is Growing!

Stewart’s Bicycle & Pedestrian Practice is growing in size and expertise, welcoming Todd Delk, PE as Manager of Bicycle & Pedestrian Practice and Kristy Jackson as Project Manager to the group.

Todd Delk, PE joins the Stewart team as Manager of Bicycle & Pedestrian Practice. Todd has over 15 years of experience in transportation planning, engineering, and research in public and private practice. He most recently served as Senior Planning Engineer for the City of Raleigh over the past two years, and in a similar role for the previous four with the Town of Cary. His municipal background includes managing federally-funded projects, engaging in public involvement and presentations with elected officials, coordinating with the development community, and developing capital budgets. Before moving to the public sector, Todd worked for eight years in the private sector where his work included local comprehensive transportation plans, corridor studies, NEPA documentation, and traffic studies. A graduate of NC State and Georgia Tech, Todd is the current President of the North Carolina Section of Institute of Transportation Engineers (NCSITE) and is an active volunteer with the Appalachian Trail Conservancy and in the Raleigh creative community.

Kristy Jackson has been hired as Bicycle & Pedestrian Project Manager/Planner. As an everyday bicyclist with an enthusiasm for active transportation, Kristy uses practical experience, planning education, technical know-how, and go-getter attitude to conduct research that reaches decision-makers. She has strong skills in stakeholder facilitation, public outreach, data collection, analytical research, public speaking, and technical writing from her work on a variety of multi-modal projects, studies, and program development. In addition to her professional role, she is the founder of Oaks and Spokes, an organization that seeks to promote and sustain bicycling culture in Raleigh, NC. She coordinated the city’s first three bicycling festivals and has worked with public and private agencies to install the first on-street bike corral and two bike repair stations in Raleigh, NC.

Originally part of Stewart’s Transportation Group, the Bicycle & Pedestrian Practice has been operating independently from that group for two years. During this time, Stewart has been awarded such key projects as the Duke Beltline Trail in Durham, Charlotte Uptown Urban Trails Connection Study and key on-call contracts with Wilmington, Wake Forest and Charlotte to deliver bicycle and pedestrian focused bond programs. Stewart is proud of several bike/ped “firsts” in North Carolina, including:

  • NCDOT’s first design/build greenway.
  • First long-span pedestrian suspension bridges constructed in North Carolina.
  • North Carolina’s longest greenway designed and constructed in one effort – Neuse River Trail.
  • First pedestrian suspension bridge approved by NCDOT.
  • First top-down boardwalk design approved by NCDOT.
  • First 20’ and 25’ clear span boardwalks approved by NCDOT.
  • First two-way protected bike lane.
  • First one-way raised cycle tracks.

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