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.

Chaska’s new Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plan will help its residents access a safe, convenient and inviting Active Transportation network.

Located in the western edge of the Twin Cities metro area, and with a growing population of 26,500 people, the city has numerous assets in place - including a growing network of parks and trails, beautiful natural and agricultural landscapes, thriving industry and commerce, and a vital and historic downtown.

Mobility Hubs are places where people connect with a variety of shared transportation modes - from shared bikes to scooters, transit, ride hailing, shared cars and more.

Working for the Metropolitan Council as part of a multi-disciplinary project team, CDG is developing planning guidance for the hubs and identifying locations throughout the metro area where they can be successfully deployed.

Fergus Falls, a thriving community with a population of 13,500 residents in west-central Minnesota, is seeking to capitalize on its many assets - including its active advocacy community, its many trails, and compact size - to grow trips by foot or bike.

CDG developed the City's new Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan to focus on building an “All Ages and Abilities” walking and biking network - an ambitious goal for a small / rural community.

The North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) 2040 Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) will provide the organizing vision and direction for all of the State of North Dakota's transportation investments and initiatives over the next twenty years.

CDG is leading all pedestrian and bicycle-related components of the LRTP, working as part of the multi-disciplinary team selected by NDDOT for this effort.

CDG's work includes:

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.