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Urban Cycling Solutions (UCS) is a catalytic consulting enterprise dedicated to empowering communities with active transportation, public art complete streets and integrated multimodal mobility networks. We partner with communities and transportation agencies to transform the way people move with the right combination of infrastructure, policy and education. Our pragmatic approach begins with alignment on a community's unique vision and mobility goals. We apply our vast knowledge of emerging transportation technologies, trends and innovations to create customized solutions which optimize connectivity and consumer choice as well as higher social, economic, safety and public health outcomes.

What We Do...

We transform the way people move, build "places" and empower individualized mobility...

* Bicycle & Transit Integration
* Strategic Mobility Planning 
* Complete Streets Trainings & Community Workshops
* Stakeholder Engagement & Visioning
* Public Art Consulting
* Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Planning
* Trail Feasibility Studies
* Transportation Network Assessment
* Bicycle Education Program Development
* Data Analysis
* Transit Planning
* Shared Mobility Service Integration
* Wayfinding
* Sustainable Freight Mobility
* Bike Share Planning and Deployment
* Concept Illustrations & Renderings

UCS takes a pragmatic approach to project development. We engage in an iterative planning process with our clients to ensure that solutions are tailored to meet the needs of individual communities. Our team combines the industry’s cutting-edge mobility and placemaking concepts with ground-level analysis to produce transformative community solutions. We also prioritize education for public agencies, and the communities they serve to build credibility and shared understanding around innovative planning opportunities.

UCS works with clients throughout the public, private and not-for-profit sectors to advance multimodal transportation systems and connections with transit. These include:
* Transit Agencies
* Local and State Departments of Transportation (DOTs)
* Local Government Agencies
* Metropolitan Transit Organizations (MPOs)
* Nonprofit Advocacy and Planning Organizations
* Public Authorities

 


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Our Work

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National Guide to Bicycle and Transit Integration 

UCS Principal, Dan Suraci, AICP led the development of  the American Public Transportation Association's (APTA) definitive National Guide to Bicycle and Transit Integration.  This tactical document was written in collaboration with more than 30 transit agencies and advocacy groups across the country and includes the industry's latest strategies and best practices for extending the reach of transit with bicycle transportation.

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The Long Island Greenway Conceptual Trail Design Study - An extension of the Empire State Trail

UCS is currently leading the development of a conceptual master plan for a 24-mile pilot trail alignment to demonstrate the utility and ultimate feasibility of extending the Empire State Trail on Long Island.  

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Gouverneur, NY Community Transportation Action Plan

UCS worked with the Town and Village of Gouverneur, NY to develop a community action plan which will actionalize next steps to develop complete streets...

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Tactical Complete Street Plan, Piermont, NY

UCS is currently working with the Village of Piermont to design a series of Main Street pilot projects to both demonstrate the value of complete street concepts to the community and develop a baseline dataset.

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Empire Trail Extension Feasibility Study

Working closely with the Trust for Public Land, Dan led the development of a feasibility study to extend the Empire State Trail- the longest statewide trail in the country- onto Long Island...  

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South Jersey Trail Network Development 

UCS is working with the South Jersey Transportation Planning Organization (SJTPO) to advance the development of a trail network and the deployment of a unified brand strategy for trails in South Jersey...

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New York State Active Transportation & Complete Streets Workshops

In partnership with the New York Bicycling Coalition, UCS developed New York State's first official training curriculum for Active Transportation & Complete Streets and is currently leading workshops in communities throughout the state...

Our Team

Dan Suraci, AICP is a strategic thinker and pragmatic leader with a proven track record of management results across the public, private and nonprofit sectors. Dan is a nationally recognized expert on equitable mobility solutions and active connections to transit; working in collaboration with more than 30 transit agencies across the country, Dan led the development of APTA's national guide for Bicycle and Transit Integration. His multidisciplinary portfolio also includes projects ranging from the development of New York State’s first active transportation and complete streets training curriculum for planning boards and municipal officials to a pilot wayfinding system in New York Penn Station and a feasibility study of an extension of the Empire State Trail on Long Island. Outside of the office Dan is an avid bicyclist and instructor on safe riding practices.  

Dan Suraci, AICP
Founder & Principal

Anna Shukeylo is a creative thinker with a broad portfolio of design and project management experience. Anna leads the design and public art practice as well as day-to-day operations of UCS. In this role she works closely with community stakeholders to realize a vision using concepts, renderings, models and various "big picture" strategies. Her curatorial portfolio includes group art shows at institutional and community galleries as well as coordination of public open calls for art submissions. Outside of UCS, Anna is a practicing artist, curator and university professor of fine art.

Anna Shukeylo
Design Principal & Operations Director

Paul Winkeller brings decades of experience - across all levels of government and the nonprofit sector - working to advance active transportation, conservation and sustainability policy. Paul's pragmatic, results-oriented approach has yielded an extensive portfolio of successful projects and organizational outcomes. This includes the launch of New York Bike Summit, initiation of the Empire State Trail Extension initiative, and implementation of a suite of statewide bicycle education programs. His core competencies include executive leadership and direct experience with program development, stakeholder engagement and strategic planning.  

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Senior Advisor

UCS regularly partners with an extensive cadre of elite affiliates to provide unique client value. Many of these indiviudals are former executives from bicycling organizations, public agencies and other fields.

On-Call Affiliates

Isabella (Isa) is an avid bicyclist and lover of all other modes of transportation. Whether it's darting through subway turnstiles, climbing onboard the bus, or hopping in the car, Isa is always eager to indulge in diverse transportation options. Isa is a national expert on eliciting petting and tummy rubs. As office manager and mascot at UCS, she maintains strict napping hours and ensures that staff take regular breaks throughout the day. On occasion [and with food], she has also been known to perform a trick or two.

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Office Manager & Mascot
Address

45 Overlook Terrace, STE 6C
New York, NY 10033

Contacts

info@urbancyclingsolutions.com 718-635-2648