The Bureau of Good Roads

Fun hands-on projects that introduce big engineering ideas

Fionnuala Quinn, founder of The Bureau of Good Roads, designs and facilitates community classes, events, and workshops to explain how our streets and transportation work. Her goal is to engage and teach through fun, fresh and unexpected approaches. The programs she designs are customized to address local needs, and can be developed for children or adults – they believe everyone should have access to the conversation about designing safe and comfortable ways to travel.

Being a supporter of smart growth and safe, non-motorized transportation options, like biking, it has been a dream job to work with Fionnuala to create designs that help her do her amazing work. If my work can be useful in educational programs, well, that’s pretty awesome. I am constantly inspired by Fionnuala and her good works.

Note: In a pinch, she prepared and delivered a classroom lesson kit (see photo below) for me that had everything I needed to provide 18 elementary aged children with a complete streets project that they absolutely loved! If you would like more information on the kits, contact Fionnuala at The Bureau of Good Roads!


I needed to create a strong creative identity that would communicate my ideas and mission in a friendly way to engineers, planners and others in the design field as well as the general public. Maria listened carefully and asked me detailed questions that got to the core of my ideas. She came to really understand what I was creating and came back with a whole pool of unique graphics personalized to my needs. Not only do these graphics underpin all of my work but they also helped shaped my identity with the wider world. She even worked with me to design my own font that works as a unifying element in my projects. Maria guided me towards creative ideas that I hadn't thought of or realized that I needed. It is great working with her as I feel like she is a partner in listening to what I am trying to accomplish and comes back to me with ideas that I didn't have the ability to express.

— Fionnuala Quinn, The Bureau of Good Roads


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