Mr. Christopher Douwes


​Christopher Douwes is a Community Planner with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) in Washington DC. He has managed the Recreational Trails Program (RTP) since 1992, Transportation Enhancement (TE) activities since 2003, Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) since 2012, and has assisted with Bicycle and Pedestrian Activities since 1992. 
Christopher manages contracts and cooperative agreements for trail-related research, technology development, technical assistance, and training. He has facilitated the development of many publications, trail resources, and transportation resources. Christopher participates in many national conferences and workshops relating to trails and nonmotorized transportation.

Christopher works closely with FHWA division contacts; State Trail Administrators, Transportation Alternatives Program Managers, and Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinators; Federal land management agency trail program managers; and nonprofit organizations.

Christopher represented FHWA on the Access Board’s Regulatory Negotiation Committee on Accessibility Guidelines for Outdoor Developed Areas, and is one of FHWA’s resource people for pedestrian accessibility, especially related to trails.

Christopher received his Masters of Science in Transportation from Northwestern University in 1990.

Christopher’s other interests include teaching English to speakers of other languages through a church-based International program, Spanish language ministry, and choir. He also enjoys using trails, walking, and gardening.

Christopher B Douwes
Community Planner
Transportation Alternatives Program / Recreational Trails Program
Federal Highway Administration HEPH-10 E74-474
1200 New Jersey Ave SE
Washington DC 20590
Phone: 202-366-5013; Fax: 202-366-3409