Bismarck-Mandan 2015-2040 Long-Range Transportation Plan (LRTP)

The 2040 LRTP's pedestrian and bicycle network makes use of the region's existing assets and leverages them as a foundation for a more pedestrian and bicycle-oriented future.

The Bismarck-Mandan metropolitan area is one of the main hubs of economic activity and innovation in North Dakota, with a population of about 90,000 residents.

CDG developed the pedestrian and bicycle component of the Bismarck-Mandan Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) 2015-2040 Long-Range Transportation Plan (LRTP). The LRTP, updated every five years, steers development of the Bismarck-Mandan area's transportation system for the next 20 years and beyond.

The purpose of CDG's involvement in this update of the LRTP was to greatly deepen and expand the future role of non-motorized transportation for the region. CDG conducted exhaustive analyses of current conditions, developed ridership and demand models for both pedestrian and bicycle use (including Level of Traffic Stress models), and worked with residents and agency staff to develop recommendations for extending and improving the region's existing facilities.

Recommendations for developing a connected pedestrian and bicycle network for the region, as well as guidance for performance measures and infrastructure investments and Safe Routes to School (SRTS) were prominent components of our work.

The 2015-2040 Bismarck-Mandan Long Range Transportation Plan was adopted by the Bismarck-Mandan Metropolitan Planning Organization on March 17, 2015.