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We work with communities on many aspects of traffic garden planning, design and installation. We help get projects off the drawing board and turn them into real-life installations and experiences. As well as our services listed below, we sell various traffic garden kits by mail. Check out our shop page for more information about the available kits.


Contact Fionnuala (FINN-OO-LA) at

or at 703.981.7052

to discuss your community vision. You can also get in touch for tips and information about traffic gardens!


For smaller tasks and individual projects, Fionnuala can prepare a cost estimate. 

For bigger projects, she can assist in shaping the concept and preparing a detailed project proposal.


Fionnuala develops hands-on public input programs and STEM activities for young people, focusing on traffic garden design. She is available to create custom programs and workshops for your community. 


Fionnuala partners with design firms to plan, design, and install your PERMANENT traffic garden. Fionnuala partners with local community groups and officials to layout and install your TEMPORARY traffic garden.

Have a look at Recent projects

Prepared reports, memos, guidance documents and quick guides: 

  • Metro Portland Traffic Playground Toolkit (planning, design, stakeholder engagement, and installation, 220 pages)

  • Metro Portland Traffic Playground Memos (Literature Search, Facilities, Community Engagement, and Programs)

  • Metro Portland Traffic Playground Lending Library Memo and Toolbox

  • City of Philadelphia Office of Transportation, Infrastructure and Sustainability (OTIS) DIY Traffic Garden Guide 

  • District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) Modernization RFP Appendix C Traffic Gardens Guidance plus memo

  • District Department of Transportation SRTS DIY Traffic Garden Guide (for school families, including templates)

  • City of Raleigh Department of Transportation Traffic Garden Feasibility Memo 

  • DCPS Vision Zero Traffic Garden Report (draft, including research) - to be released soon

  • Discover Traffic Gardens Do-it-Yourself Traffic Garden Fun(20 pages, including templates) - available in shop


Provided design services for permanent traffic gardens:

  • Aiton Elementary Traffic Garden, DCPS, Washington DC

  • Cora Kelly STEM Elementary Traffic Garden, City of Alexandria, Virginia

  • Mt. Jefferson Playground Traffic Garden, City of Alexandria, Virginia

  • Seven Oaks Traffic Garden, Odenton, Maryland

  • Thomas Elementary Traffic Garden, DCPS, Washington DC

  • Warrenton Safety Town, Warrenton, Virginia

  • Westside Traffic Garden, Roanoke, Virginia

  • Winterville Traffic Garden, North Carolina (in progress)


Organized/installed pop-up + temporary traffic gardens:

  • Arlington Traditional School traffic garden, Virginia, 2021

  • Earth Day Roanoke Pop-up Traffic Garden, 2022

  • Fred Lynn Middle School traffic garden, Virginia, 2021

  • George Mason University Early Childhood Center pop-up traffic garden, Virginia, 2019

  • Hoffman-Boston Elementary School traffic garden, Virginia,2021

  • Loch Lomond Elementary School traffic garden, Virginia, 2021

  • Montgomery County DOT, Maryland temporary traffic garden, 2019

  • Pop-up Traffic Gardens at Open Streets DC 2019, 2021, 2022

Planned/organized hands-on workshops including:

  • 4-H National Youth Summit: Street Design Workshop

  • National Bike Summit Traffic Garden Workshop 2022

  • Team Saturday STEM workshop, Hill School, Middleburg, Virginia, 2015-2022

  • National Building Museum, The Big Build, DIY Traffic Gardens 2019

  • Rhode Island Bike Summit Traffic Garden Workshop, 2022

  • Safe Routes to School, Safe Routes for All, Vermont: Workshop

  • Harrisonburg & Rockingham Walk Bike Summit: Workshop

  • Transportation Camp DC: DIY Traffic Gardens + Street Design

  • Youth Bike Summit 2017: Workshop

  • NoVA Maker Faire 2017: Workshop

  • Discover Engineering Family Day, National Building Museum: Street Design Workshop

  • Fairfax Bike Summit Infrastructure 101 Workshop

Cora Kelly STEM Elementary Traffic Garden
Alexandria, Virginia

Cycling in the Circle Pop-Up Traffic Garden

Kensington, Maryland

George Mason University Pop-up Traffic Garden

Fairfax, Virginia

Vermont Safe Routes Gathering Workshop

Barre, Vermont

Open Streets D.C. Pop-Up Traffic Garden

Washington, D.C.

Secret Traffic Garden club

Briya Charter School Preschool Summer Camp, Washington, D.C.

The Secret Pop-Up Park

Briya Public Charter school Summer Camp, Washington, D.C.

Warrenton Community Center Traffic GaRden

Department of Parks and Recreation, Fauquier County, Virginia

Transportation Camp D.C. Workshop

George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia

NOVA Makers Fair Traffic Garden Workshop

George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia

Wakefield Forest Family Steam Night

Complete Streets Department, City of Alexandria, Virginia

Harrisonburg Summit Workshop

Department of Parks and Recreation, Fauquier County, Virginia