Chester "Rick" Chellman






Rick has more than 30 years of experience in civil engineering, traffic engineering, complete street design, and street design history research. He has site planning, civil and forensic engineering, zoning, expert testimony, and land use experience nationally and internationally, including in China and New Orleans post-Katrina. Rick has worked extensively on the engineering and traffic engineering aspects of Traditional Neighborhood Development and New Urbanism. He focuses on street design, vehicular and human-powered traffic control, and transportation connections worldwide.

Rick recognizes that urban streets are among the most complex of public spaces and works to change minds that still view urban streets as traffic corridors that just happened at times to be used by pedestrians and bicyclists. Awarded a Knight Fellowship from the University of Miami, Rick has lectured widely.