Marshall Elizer, Senior Principal, Gresham, Smith and Partners, Nashville, Tennessee, Elizer has been responsible for roadway planning, design and operations for 37 years, with 22 of those working for local governments in California, Texas, Colorado, and Tennessee. His experience practical design on numerous complete streets projects and he has also been involved in several roadway design task forces, committees and practice documents including:

  • Technical Editor for the Urban Street Geometric Design Handbook, a publication of the Institute of Transportation Engineers;
  • Policy Committee for the ITE/CNU publication Designing Walkable Urban Thoroughfares: A Context Sensitive Approach;
  • Member of AASHTO's Technical Committee on Geometric Design; contributing author to the 2011 Policy on Geometric Design of Highways and Streets (Green Book); reviewer of Guide for the Development of Bicycle Facilities, and Guide for the Planning, Design, and Operation of Pedestrian Facilities; and
  • Technical Advisory Committee member for the AARP document Complete Streets for Older Adults.

Elizer holds BS and MS degrees in transportation engineering/planning, is a registered Professional Engineer in 13 states, and certified as a Professional Traffic Operations Engineer (PTOE). He is a Past International President of the Institute of Transportation Engineers (1995) and was Director-at-Large for Transportation for the American Public Works Association from 1999 to 2005.