Sam has a special interest in helping municipalities enhance their public spaces through creative transportation design.
Sam McCormally has experience using quantitative data, surveys, interviews, and site observations to produce insightful recommendations about improving transportation systems, with a particular interest in pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure. Sam’s skills include survey administration and interpretation, geospatial analysis, and community engagement.
Sam also has experience supporting transit agency planning, having worked on the Transit Strategic Plan for Bloomington, IN, corridor studies for the Maryland Transit Authority, and an analysis of the workforce shortage for APTA. Sam also has experience helping transit agencies fulfil their requirements under the Civil Rights Act, having worked on the Title VI program updates for Loudoun County, VA and the Central Ohio Transit Authority.
Sam also has experience with assisting cities and organizations improve the connectivity, walkability, and safety of their transportation networks. As part of the update to the Transportation Review Guidelines of Prince George’s County, Sam developed a list of best practices related to how bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure is incorporated into new subdivisions. He also helped create recommendations for street typologies, pedestrian enhancements, and improvements to public spaces for the South Downtown Atlanta Transportation Plan.
Before joining Foursquare ITP, Sam worked on a flood vulnerability study for the Maryland Department of Natural Resources to help identify which communities were the most physically and socially vulnerable to sunny-day flooding in coastal areas. Sam participated in the winning team for the 2022 HUD Innovation in Affordable Housing and Design Competition, which included many improvements to pedestrian, bicycle, and transit infrastructure. In 2022, Sam graduated with a Masters in Community Planning from the University of Maryland where he was awarded the inaugural James Cohen award for excellence in planning scholarship.
MCP, Community Planning
University of Maryland
BA, Economics and Mathematics