What We Do

Corktown Framework Plan Community Workshop

Community Planning

Vibrant, equitable, resilient communities are centered on the people who call them home. Planning for these communities starts with residents, and includes those who work, study, visit, and otherwise steward them, gaining an understanding of their priorities and lived experience and translating their vision into implementable strategies, policies, and projects. Chris has contributed to and/or led several community planning efforts in a variety of cities and neighborhoods in Ohio and Michigan.

  • Corktown Framework Plan, Detroit, MI (2019-2020)

  • Equitable Economic Development & Mobility Plan, Grand Rapids, MI (2019)

  • Carnegie Avenue Corridor Plan, Cleveland, OH (2018-2019)

  • Shaker Square Public Realm Plan, Cleveland, OH (2018-2019)

  • West Central Avenue Strategic Plan, West Carrollton, OH (2017-2018)

  • University Circle Strategic Plan, Cleveland, OH (2017)

  • Moving Greater University Circle Transportation & Mobility Plan (2014-2015)


West Central Avenue Strategic Plan - Trail Connections Concept

Mobility Planning

A community’s transportation network is critical to the quality of life experienced by all of its residents, workforce, and visitors. Planning for comprehensive, sustainable, and equitable mobility options that serve the needs of all users is a core competency of Bongorno Consulting. Chris’s roles as Planning Director for a growing anchor district in Cleveland, Ohio and as Project Manager on a series of projects with Nelson\Nygaard provide the firm with a solid and diverse background of planning principles, methodologies, and best practices for progressive transportation systems that incorporate context-sensitive solutions for communities of all types.

  • Western Michigan University Transportation Master Plan (2019)

  • Dublin, Ohio Mobility Plan (2018-2020)

  • Grand Rapids, Michigan Equitable Mobility Plan (2019)

  • Carnegie Avenue Corridor Plan, Cleveland, OH (2018-2019)

  • West Central Avenue Strategic Plan, West Carrollton, OH (2017-2018)

  • Moving Greater University Circle Transportation & Mobility Plan (2014-2015)


uGO University Circle - Transportation Options Website

Transportation Demand Management (TDM)

Individual travel behaviors impact the way we plan our cities, and vice versa. Transportation demand management (TDM) refers to a variety of approaches to influencing the way people move to and throughout our communities, with successful efforts leading to the most efficient use of existing transportation infrastructure and facilitating affordable, low-impact travel choice for all travelers. Bongorno Consulting brings a wealth of experience applying TDM principles and strategies to cities of various sizes, plus neighborhood and campus-level settings.

        • Memphis Downtown Parking & TDM Plan (2019-2020)

        • Berryessa BART Urban Village Parking & TDM Plan, San Jose, CA (2019-2020)

        • Western Michigan University Transportation Master Plan (2019)

        • Dublin, Ohio Mobility Plan (2018-2020)

        • Grand Rapids, Michigan Equitable Mobility Plan (2019)

        • Downtown Detroit Transportation Study (2017-2018)

        • Moving Greater University Circle Transportation & Mobility Plan (2014-2015)

University Circle Inc. - Transportation Action Plan Annual Report

Transportation Management Associations (TMAs)

Successful TDM initiatives require strong leadership and collaboration that brings together a variety of public and private agencies to meet the needs of travelers, employers, and destinations in a given community. Across the United States, transportation management associations (TMAs) have proven to be one of the most effective vehicles for implementing TDM strategies, program, and services. Bongorno Consulting has contributed to and led several strategic planning efforts to evaluate the feasibility and implementation of TMAs and TDM programs in a variety of contexts, including citywide, district level, and campus oriented approaches. Project examples include:

  • Memphis Downtown Parking & TDM Plan (2019-2020)

  • Berryessa BART Urban Village Parking & TDM Plan, San Jose, CA (2019-2020)

  • University Circle Strategic Plan, Cleveland, OH (2017)

  • Moving Greater University Circle Transportation & Mobility Plan (2014-2015)