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Garlynn Woodsong


Garlynn Woodsong works as a Consultant in the regional and large-scale master planning team at Calthorpe Associates. His focus is on using sophisticated scenario planning tools to help regions and jurisdictions develop integrated land use and transportation plans, and to quantify the effects of those plans on outcomes, including multiple indicators, such as greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. He is a geographer and urban planner with more than 14 years of experience in transportation, land use, and regional and corridor planning and policy. His work and experience ranges from transit-oriented development, bicycle transportation planning, regional transportation policy and funding, to the use of GIS technology to support smart growth and regional planning efforts.

At Calthorpe Associates, Garlynn has been working most recently on the Vision CaliforniaEnvision Bay Area, San Mateo Infill Capacity StudySouthern California SCS Scenarios, and Honolulu TOD Study projects, among others, and has been instrumental in the development and deployment of the new RapidFire and UrbanFootprint scenario and modeling tools.

Prior to joining Calthorpe Associates, Mr. Woodsong spent eight years with the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (the Metropolitan Planning Organization for the San Francisco Bay Area), where he worked on a variety of projects, including: the Transit Oriented Development (TOD) Study (with the Center for Neighborhood Technology, the Center for Transit Oriented Development and Strategic Economics); the Lifeline Transportation Study; the Environmental Justice (EJ) analysis of the 2001 Regional Transportation Plan (RTP); multiple iterations of the Regional Bicycle Plan; multiple iterations of the Regional Transportation Plan (RTP); and the 511 online bicycle trip planner.

At the Portland Bureau of Transportation in Portland, Oregon, Mr. Woodsong focused on the intersection of local transportation planning and the use of Geographic Information Systems. He also spent time at Tri‐Met in Portland, where he worked on public outreach, community affairs, historical transit studies and station area planning for the Westside Light Rail Project.

Garlynn Woodsong received his Bachelor of Arts in Geography from Portland State University in Oregon, and his Associates of Liberal Arts from Simon’s Rock College in Massachusetts. He currently lives in Portland, OR.