Bicycles & Pedestrians

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Trail Connectivity and Design

Over the last few years the city of Clinton has made strides to create a more bikeable and bike friendly community. As the focus changes to communities that are healthier, more bike friendly, and more sustainable dedicated bike paths and a connected network increase the quality of life and make the community safer. Through steps such as creating a Trails Advisory Committee, focusing on complete streets designs and making a conscious effort to expand our connectivity the city has made trails and our bike network a focal point for improvement.

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Preston Non-Motorized Connectivity

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. 

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Treynor, Iowa

Treynor Pedestrian Infrastructure

As part of the Senior Design Capstone Course, Civil & Environmental Engineering students provided designs of pedestrian infrastructure and sidewalk connectivity for the city of Treynor, Iowa. The students also considered a redesign of the main street crossing. The students provided the city with plans for safe pedestrian crossing while maintaining farm vehicle access.

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Sidney, Iowa

Sidney Safe Routes to School Trail Design

As part of the Senior Design Capstone Course, Civil & Environmental Engineering students identified trail route alternatives connecting the Sidney community to the Sidney High School located just outside of town, and provided the trail design and cost estimates for the selected route. 

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Schaller, Iowa

Schaller Rails to Trails Engineering

As part of their Senior Design Capstone course, Civil & Environmental Engineering students created design alternatives for a trail system in Schaller, Iowa. The trail site is located along an abandoned rail line within the city, and connects to the county trail system. 

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Dubuque- Advertising Campaign to Promote Outdoor Recreation in Dubuque

Juniors in the Tippie College of Business Marketing Institute created advertising campaigns for Travel Dubuque to promote the outdoor recreational opportunities in the Dubuque area, with a particular focus on attracting mountain biking enthusiasts to the area's growing trail infrastructure. 

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Boone County

Boone County Pedestrian Bridge Engineering & Design

As part of the Senior Design Capstone Course, Civil & Environmental Engineering students provided evaluation, design, and cost estimates of the superstructure and substructure for a single span pedestrian bridge that connects campground A to campground B in the Don Williams Recreation Area in Boone County.

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Boone County

Boone County- High Trestle Trail Information Center Engineering & Design

As part of the Senior Design Capstone Course, Civil & Environmental Engineering students provided a design for an information building/shelter at Grant’s Woods located just north of the High Trestle Trail trailhead, site improvements, and related cost estimates.

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Keokuk Pathways and Green Streets Plan

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.

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Mason City Bridge and Bikeway: Design & Engineering

Bridge and Bikeway: Engineering & Design

As part of the Senior Design Capstone Course, Civil & Environmental Engineering students created a design of a bike trail extension and a multimodal bridge for the City of Mason City, IA.

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Bike and Pedestrian Marketing Plan

Students in the Journalism and Mass Communications department addressed the need for public education about safe road-sharing and the benefits of active transportation by creating a strategic marketing plan focused on these topics. In addition to creating the marketing plan, students produced materials such as fliers and social media content that SIMPCO, Siouxland District Health Department and the City of Sioux City can use to spread this message to the public.

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Bicycle Safety and Use Campaigns

Students in the Public Health Program completed two projects, both of which focused on increasing awareness and use of safe road-sharing behaviors and bicycling transportation in Iowa City. The first project was focused on the creation of a communications campaign about how sharrows are understood and function as a means for bicyclers and motorists to share the road. The second concerned planning and campaigning for a temporary bike lane that was installed in Iowa City in May 2016.

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