Meet Fionnuala


With decades of experience both as a civil engineer and as an advocate for better streets, Fionnuala's vision is to enhance understanding about our built world through traffic gardens. Her methods are to create unique child-centered design programs as well as facilitate the installation of community traffic gardens. She has led permanent and pop-up traffic garden projects and written traffic garden design guides and feasibility studies. She also plans and holds traffic garden events including demonstration workshops at the local and national level as well as pop-ups. She has presented at regional, national and international conferences, key-noted regional and state summits and been an invited presenter at University of Virginia, Virginia Tech, George Mason University and James Madison University.

Meet traffic Inspector aegis


Aegis is a two-year-old Pembroke Welsh Corgi with a keen eye for connected road design! She's always on the lookout for ways to improve installations. Also treats. She takes her traffic garden inspection duties very seriously and is a leader in her field.

Likes: pickled radish, belly rubs, visible pavement markings
Dislikes: baths, geese, poor ADA accessibility
Fun Facts: Aries, speaks English, Korean and Irish

Keep an eye out for Aegis across our site and newsletters!


See us in action


  • Traffic gardens (state of the field, history, U.S. projects)

  • Pop-up traffic gardens + events

  • Engaging young people in street + transport design

  • Working with kids on built world concepts

  • The value of everyday built world design

  • Engaging community in big transport ideas

  • Children on foot + bicycle for independence





  • Bicyclists' Choice: Bicycling for All Award (2020), Washington Area Bicyclist Award (WABA)

  • Alliance Advocacy Award for Innovation (2011), Alliance for Biking and Walking (national award)

  • Regional Bicycle Advocacy Award (2011), Washington Area Bicyclist Association (WABA)