Alternative Transportation

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Dubuque - Traffic Pedestrian Study for JFK Road

Published
Tuesday, July 18, 2023
Academic year
2023-2024
Partner

As Dubuque seeks to make its streets more accessible to bikers and pedestrians, it is especially interested in ways to make several major thoroughfares safer. One of these is JFK Road, a major north-south arterial road.

Final Presentation to Partners

Preston Non-Motorized Connectivity

Published
Thursday, May 26, 2022
Academic year
2021-2022
Partner

As part of the Senior Design Capstone Course, Civil & Environmental Engineering students designed sidewalk and trail improvements to increase non-motorized connectivity in Preston, Iowa. 

Pedestrian Bridge

Cedar Prairie Trail Pedestrian Bridge Replacement

Published
Thursday, February 25, 2021
Academic year
2020-2021
Partner

Civil & Environmental Engineering students created a design for replacement of a pedestrian bridge for the Cedar Prairie Trail in Waterloo, Iowa.

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Church Row Neighborhood: Sustainable and Equitable Transportation

Published
Saturday, September 12, 2020
Academic year
2020-2021
Partner

Combined with the effort to create the Church Row neighborhood plan, a course in the School of Planning & Public Affairs assessed the walkability and accessibility of the Church Row neighborhood, particularly focusing issues of equity that include safety, access to employment and basic needs services, public transportation, parks and open space, and more.

Iowa City, Iowa

Iowa City Automated Vehicle Adaptation and Equity Plan

Published
Saturday, February 8, 2020
Academic year
2018-2019
Partner

Graduate students in the School of Urban & Regional Planning, in conjunction with the City of Iowa City and National Advance Driving Simulator, completed a plan to help Iowa City prepare for the anticipated impacts of automated vehicles on the built environment and community.

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Keokuk Pathways and Green Streets Plan

Published
Friday, December 27, 2019
Academic year
2019-2020
Partner

As part of their capstone project, second-year graduate students from the School of Urban & Regional Planning created a plan outlining potential opportunities for conversion of low-traffic residential streets to non-vehicular greenways, in addition to developing bicycle and pedestrian routes, for the city of Keokuk, Iowa.

Keokuk Downtown Streetscape

Keokuk Main Street / State Highway Study

Published
Friday, December 27, 2019
Academic year
2019-2020
Partner

As part of the Planning Sustainable Transportation Course at the University of Iowa School of Urban and Regional Planning, students examined possible design alternatives for Main Street (US Route 218) in downtown Keokuk.

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Webster City Parks & Recreation Plan

Published
Monday, August 20, 2018
Academic year
2018-2019
Partner

Working in collaboration with the City of Webster City Parks & Recreation Department, graduate students in the School of Urban & Regional Planning completed a Parks & Recreation Master Plan for Webster City that promotes appropriate land use, active lifestyles, equity, accessibility, environmental protection, and tourism.

Complete Street Rendering

Pennsylvania Ave Complete Streets Design Alternatives

Published
Monday, July 2, 2018
Academic year
2017-2018
Partner

As part of their Senior Design Capstone course, Civil & Environmental Engineering students created complete street designs for Pennsylvania Avenue in Mason City.

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Mason City Public Transit Ridership Campaign

Published
Monday, February 6, 2017
Academic year
2016-2017
Partner

Students from the School of Journalism & Mass Communication developed a strategic marketing and communications campaign to attract new riders for the Mason City’s public transit system, using creative outreach materials and various communications platforms to reach target audiences.

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Mason City Transit Study and Marketing

Published
Friday, September 2, 2016
Academic year
2016-2017
Partner

In a report to the City of Mason City, students in the Entrepreneurial Management Institute: Business Consulting class conducted market research and provided recommendations to attract new riders for the City’s public transit system. 

By appealing to new target groups and individual riders of the metropolitan public transit system, Mason City officials hope to enhance the quality of life in the community, promote sustainability, and encourage workforce mobility and access to more entrepreneurialism and small business.

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Safe Routes to School

Published
Wednesday, August 10, 2016
Academic year
2015-2016
Partner

Students conducted walkability assessments in two rural Woodbury County Communities. Using data from the assessments, students used ArcGIS Online to create a map of each community’s walkability strengths and weaknesses.