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Alison Cohen, Director of Bike Sharing Services at the Toole Design Group

Alison Cohen has left her position as President of Alta Bicycle Share and has moved to the Toole Design Group (TDG) to become their Director of Bike Sharing Services. Cohen had played an instrumental role in the growth and development of Alta Bicycle Share.

Prior to adding Cohen to their team, the TDG had been primarily known for their feasibility studies and reports on bike share. According to Jennifer Toole, “With Alison on board we are excited to expand the variety of services we offer to clients throughout the U.S. and internationally.” It is, thus, likely that we will see TDG begin to offer bike share operations services.

The timing of her departure from Alta is somewhat curious given that the company’s two biggest programs to date, New York and Chicago, are both expected to launch in the next couple of months. The Toole Design Group has issued this statement from Alison Cohen regarding her decision to join TDG: “As in any decision, there are many factors that went into it, both professional and personal, but it was time to move on. Working with Alta was undoubtedly a great experience, and I wish them and their city clients all the best in their ambitious launches this summer. I’m very excited about exploring an exciting future in bike share with Toole Design Group.”