Public Works

Pedestrian Master Plan

In 2018, the City embarked on a journey to update its Sidewalk Master Plan and sought the public's input on prioritizing sidewalk needs throughout the community. The goal of the plan is to develop an updated priority list of where we need to install new sidewalk. Having a plan helps the City focus on areas of greatest need and establish priorities based on the community's feedback.

We want to thank residents for participating! Your input through online surveys, open houses, and pop-up workshops provided invaluable information on how we can improve our connectivity and make walkability a more positive experience for all users.

We've compiled your contributions to produce our updated Pedestrian Master Plan. The plan takes into account research and findings identified by Toole Design Group, who was hired to take a comprehensive look at our existing sidewalk connections and provide professional resources and strategies on improving our network. The draft also takes into account the comments we received from more than 1,200 participants (thank you!).

Adopted by City Council on December 17, 2019. An update summary and tables were added March 2024 : PEDESTRIAN MASTER PLAN
The findings and recommendations included in the plan are intended to be used as tools and resources to guide future policy decisions moving forward. The strategies listed in the plan illustrate potential solutions that have been used by other communities across the country, and do not necessarily reflect specific policy changes in Cedar Rapids.

Project Timeline

  • June - July 2018: Public outreach 
  • July 2018 - Summer 2019: Draft plan under development
  • Summer 2019: Draft plan available for public review
  • December 17, 2019: City Council adoption 
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