With productivity that exceeds many large city systems, CyRide provides transportation for students, faculty, and staff to reach Iowa State University (ISU). In 2016, the transit system began a year-long study to determine the most efficient way to run the bus system. As part of the study, CyRide seeks to expand its services by providing intra-city connections for residents and employees. Community Design Group led community engagement services for this system update.
Known as “The Most Livable Place” for its renowned natural beauty, world class fishing, skiing, abundant recreational opportunities, and gateway to Yellowstone National Park, Bozeman is also a regional commercial center for much of the south central region of Montana.
Community Design Group recently developed the city’s new Urban Design Manual to increase opportunities for innovative urban design, improved multimodal connectivity, and orderly and sustainable development while also responding to the city’s unique physical and natural character.
CDG led the update of the City of Fitchburg Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan for 2017. The Plan offers infrastructure and programming recommendations to improve walking and bicycling conditions in Fitchburg and make walking and riding a bicycle more convenient and enjoyable travel choices for people who live, work, and play in the city.
CDG designed and facilitated community engagement activities for the City of Minneapolis’ project to redesign Hennepin Avenue from Lake Street West to 36th Street West. The purpose of the engagement events was to inform the public about the project scope and schedule, seek ideas on the future of the corridor, and let the public know how to stay engaged with the project.
The City of Grand Forks is working with the Grand Forks - East Grand Forks Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) to update the city's long-range land use plan, which will steer how Grand Forks manages growth and development over the next 30 years.
As part of a multi-disciplinary team, Community Design Group is developing land use and transportation planning concepts, and working closely with Grand Forks residents and organizations to make sure that plan recommendations align with community needs and aspirations.
CDG worked with staff and residents of Brooklyn Park to develop the city's first Pedestrian and Bicycle Plan.
Deeply informed by a community health and Active Living / Active Transportation framework, the plan seeks to increase opportunities for walking and biking for residents of all ages and abilities by making walking and biking in the city safer, more inviting, more useful and more convenient.
Over a condensed timeline of six months, we completed planning, design, and engagement for the project.
The Kenilworth redesign incorporates the proposed Southwest Light Rail Transit (SWLRT) project alongside the existing regional walking and biking trail (which serves nearly 600,000 people annually). The corridor features separate trails for people who walk and bike, and provides connections to several major trails in the wider metro area.
The Saint Paul Grand Round is a visionary project to complete a 30 mile scenic parkway with off-street pedestrian and bicycle trails connecting neighborhoods across the entire city of Saint Paul.
The Grand Round will be a city-wide asset that will increase walking and biking connections to local businesses and destinations, help calm traffic in residential neighborhoods, and connect communities across the city.
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.
CDG worked in close collaboration with Eden Prairie staff and residents to develop the City of Eden Prairie’s Pedestrian and Bicycle Plan. Deeply informed by an active living perspective, the plan responds to the city’s existing trail assets and to the planned implementation of the Southwest LRT/Green Line Extension, which includes five planned stations within the city.