About

Gordon Lum

Mr. Lum is a registered traffic engineer in California (#1542) with almost 23 years of experience in traffic engineering. Twelve of those years were in the public sector, where he was employed as an engineer by the Cities of Oakland and San Leandro. Throughout his public sector career, Mr. Lum was directly involved in many aspects of municipal traffic engineering, including reducing correctable collisions, conducting speed surveys, relieving congestion, making public presentations, developing signal timing parameters, implementing signing and striping changes in accordance with the MUTCD, preparing staff reports, obtaining grant funding (i.e., HSIP, RSTP, TETAP and TLSP), approving traffic control plans, submitting encroachment permit applications to Caltrans District 4, establishing conditions of approvals, reviewing traffic impact studies, preparing PS&E for new signals and road widening, developing a traffic calming program, and implementing residential permit parking. He was also project manager for a $25 million interchange project along Interstate-880 that required property acquisition.

During his 11 years as a consultant, he used his public sector experience to serve as on-call staff for the Cities of Berkeley and Dublin, and the Town of Los Gatos. Mr. Lum’s clients also included countless private developers, who had to submit traffic impact studies for approval for proposed projects throughout Northern California (between Monterey and Sacramento). As required by CEQA, these studies typically included an evaluation of study intersections and roadway segments to determine if the proposed development is expected to cause a significant impact. Mr. Lum was responsible for these evaluations, as well as recommending appropriate cost-effective mitigation measures (including TDM) when necessary. His consulting experience also included the preparation of downtown parking studies for the Cities of Walnut Creek and Grass Valley, developing safe route to school maps for the City of San Jose, and updating the Circulation Element for the City of Pleasant Hill.

Mr. Lum holds both a Bachelor of Science (in Civil Engineering) and a Master of Science degree (in Infrastructure Planning and Management) from Stanford University. He is happy to show sports enthusiasts Maples Pavilion, Oakland Coliseum and Oracle Arena. Since 2001, Mr. Lum has been the lead instructor of “Signal Timing and Operations” through the rival university’s (i.e., U.C. Berkeley) Tech Transfer Program. In 2002, 2009 and 2010, he also co-taught a review course to help engineers pass the CA Traffic Engineering Licensing Exam. Mr. Lum is available to train traffic engineering and transportation planning personnel, take photographs of your special event, and coach your company ping pong or tennis team (for free!). He can also speak Cantonese.