Walk / Bike Planning and Sustainable Mobility

We believe access to walking and biking as part of daily travel is a cornerstone for quality of life in our communities. We develop safe, comfortable, connected and inviting walking and biking networks that address the needs of people of all ages and abilities, and increase access, options, safety and convenience for pedestrians, bicyclists, transit users and motorists.

Learn more about our approach here >, and check out the list below for some of our recent pedestrian and bicycle planning projects.

We're working with local partners to develop three new bikeways in the city of Aguascalientes, Mexico. The bikeways will provide important safety and connectivity improvements across the city, and are part of a larger, currently planned network of fifteen major bikeways. The bikeways feature latest safety and user comfort features informed by guidance from NACTO and the Ciclociudades manual (jointly developed by ITDP Mexico and the Dutch Bicycle Embassy).

Oak Creek, a city of approximately 35,000 people located just south of Milwaukee, is focused on improving walkability and access to Active Transportation for all people in their community.

Edina's new plan focuses on building an "All Ages and Abilities" walking and biking network - an ambitious and achievable goal for this developed first-ring suburban community.

We are working with Three Rivers Park District to determine the preferred alignments for two future regional trails along the western Twin Cities metro area. The trails will include a north-south corridor between Bryant Lake and French Regional Parks, and an extension of the Dakota Rail Regional Trail.

The new trails will connect key park destinations, provide connectivity and access through the cities of Plymouth, Wayzata, Minnetonka and Eden Prairie, and connect to important local parks, trails and destinations.

MnDOT Commissioner Charlie Zelle had a bold vision for reexamining the portion of Interstate 94 that runs through the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and Saint Paul: knowing that the freeway exists today and is likely to stay for the foreseeable future - what can we do to make it a better neighbor than it is now?

The City of Red Wing and Live Healthy Red Wing wanted to design and test potential walkability and safety improvements at an intersection near downtown that is programmed for reconstruction in 2021.

CDG developed design concepts and provided implementation guidance for building the temporary improvement while also developing an evaluation process and engagement materials for the Red Wing community. The goal of the concepts was to improve safety and provide the public an enhanced pedestrian experience.

Rochester's Destination Medical Center (DMC) is one of the most significant development initiatives to occur in the Midwest in many years. The DMC's City Loop bicycle trail is a key component for developing transportation options for workers and visitors, attracting a skilled workforce to the city, and building quality of life for all.

Fitchburg is an innovative and prosperous community of about 25,000 people just south of Madison, Wisconsin. The city is home to three major regional trails (the Military Ridge State Trail, the Capital City Trail, and the Badger State Trail) as well as several local trails. Numerous shared-use paths, as well as the area’s first Bike Roundabout Commuter Station and a number of high-quality mountain bike trails round out the picture of a city with numerous assets already in place and a clear path to the next level of bike/walk orientation and success.

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 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 is a city-wide asset that has increased walking and biking connections to local businesses and destinations, helped calm traffic in residential neighborhoods, and connected communities across the city.