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Ms. Mary Butcher

Urban Designer

Torti Gallas + Partners


Mary is an urban designer with Torti Gallas + Partners, based in the Washington, DC area. She focuses on creating livable communities, taking special attention to children and their travel needs. She graduated from University of Virginia in 2009 with a BS in Architecture and received her masters in Urban and Environmental Planning from UVA in 2015. She became fascinated with how cities were shaped by all modes of transportation. Her thesis "Lifecycle of Bicycle Education: The Missing Link" looks at how European countries have created a holistic approach to bicycle education that starts at birth and extends through adolescence. Since starting with TGP, she has brought her passion for bikes and alternative transportation into every project she touches. She works to establish and encourage respect for all transportation users and make travel safer for everyone and create more livable communities.


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