Brent Toderian believes that advanced urbanism requires a complete integration of land- use and mobility thinking, and thus has enjoyed a strong and over-lapping relationship with creative transportation experts throughout his career. No-where was this more true than in Vancouver, where he co-led many initiatives with the Director of Transportation, and their mutual staff collaborated on all work.
Brent was co-leader of Vancouver’s city-wide and downtown Transportation Plan Update; co-steered all transportation and land-use decision-making for the City; co-led the Green Mobility Task Force as part of the Greenest City Action Plan; oversaw planning and design along the Cambie Corridor Subway Line and UBC/Broadway Corridor Transit Corridor; oversaw planning and design around the City’s planned new Downtown Multi-Modal Transportation Waterfront Hub; actively participated in all strategies, planning and design around expanded cycling, walking and transit capacity; and was instrumental in a culture- shift from streets as places of movement only, to places of gathering, events and every day living as well as movement.
In Calgary, Brent was a key participant in the Centre City Transportation Plan; championed the study to convert avenues from one-way to two-way in the Centre City; oversaw the creation of new street classifications and alternative design standards, as well as customized standards on special projects; and oversaw the critically important downtown parking strategy as a method of promoting mode-shift to transit. Brent led many active and alternative transport initiatives that led to significant change.
In Ontario, Brent’s downtown and community processes had integrated transportation and land-use considerations. Brent led numerous transportation exercises / workshops in Waterloo and Kitchener, and co-managed the Uptown Transportation, Movement and Urban Design Strategy as well as the Downtown Kitchener Parking and Design Strategy.