Thursday, December 17, 2009
Virginia bicycle coordinator leavingJakob Helmboldt, State Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinator at VDOT, is leaving to join private industry. He will be taking a position with Vanesse Hangen Brustlin (VHB). VHB provides "multidisciplinary planning, design, engineering, and consulting for some of the nation's most complex infrastructure and development initiatives." They were primary contractor for the Wiehle Ave/Reston Parkway Station Access Management Study.
Jakob did a good job as the state bike coordinator and his expertise and enthusiasm will be missed. He was the first Virginia Safe Routes to School coordinator before becoming the bike coordinator. That's Jakob in white in the photo above after a tour with FABB and local county/NVRPA staff to review needed changes to the W&OD Trail. We wish him well.