LandDesign Continues to Grow Active Transportation Expertise
We’re excited to announce Gabe Dobbs, PE has joined LandDesign’s team in Charlotte, where he will grow and strengthen our expertise in active transportation planning and design. He has led multi-disciplinary teams in the design and construction of over 20 miles of bike/ped, greenway, trail and open space infrastructure.
As a Senior Active Transportation Designer, Gabe will be a voice for the firm, advocating the important role public and active transportation plays in the success of high-growth cities. Gabe sees a shift in the culture of cities where more and more people are utilizing multi-modal transportation. He says that “connected, pedestrian-friendly communities will continue to be a growing trend and LandDesign can use their expertise in active transportation design as a way to connect people to places that matter.”
Gabe’s relationship with LandDesign dates back several years before he made the move to the firm. In 2014, he served as the Land Use Committee Chair for the South End Neighborhood Association when LandDesign began the visioning process for the South End Rail Trail. Through community meetings and public workshops, Gabe collaborated with the firm to determine the framework for the multi-modal corridor that would connect users to retail, dining and transit. A synergy and alignment of goals between Gabe and LandDesign was established through that experience, making his move to the firm even more exciting.
At LandDesign, Gabe will be surrounded by those with a like-minded passion for creating places that bring value to communities. He says “the fact that LandDesign prioritizes creating great places, while working with great people, above all else, is what excites me.” Gabe will work with LandDesign’s national open space expert, Beth Poovey, PLA, to grow the firm’s active transportation planning studio. He will provide his expertise firm-wide to ensure the places we create across the country are built to be connected, pedestrian-friendly communities.
Beth Poovey, Director of Greenways, Parks and Open Space at LandDesign said, “we see the future of open spaces, and it’s a balance of public space and connectivity. Gabe brings an incomparable expertise in active transportation and technical planning that will be instrumental in creating quality open spaces that stand the test of time.”