CDG managed and coordinated the successful implementation of all four Open Streets events held in Minneapolis in 2013.
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.
CDG has led system planning, design, evaluation and community engagement efforts for Nice Ride Minnesota, the Twin Cities bikeshare system, since fall of 2010, its first year of deployment.
CDG’s broad, inclusive and user-friendly planning and design process facilitated implementation, engaged Twin Cities residents and institutions in the shaping of the system, and made possible Nice Ride’s successful and sustainable expansion.
CDG’s tasks have included:
How do you find out if homeowners and neighborhood residents are amenable to turning their street into a linear park?
The short answer is: you ask them. Working with TLC / Bike Walk Twin Cities, we convened and facilitated community conversations around the possibility of converting some residential streets in North Minneapolis - one of the most ethnically, culturally and economically diverse communities in Minnesota - into a Greenway for pedestrians and cyclists.
Community Design Group provided bicycle and pedestrian planning, community engagement, and technical assistance services to Twin Cities Metro-area jurisdictions as part of the $25 million Federal Non-motorized Transportation Pilot (NTP) grant administered by Transit for Livable Communities (TLC) and Bike Walk Twin Cities.
Improving cyclist and pedestrian safety, access and connections was a prominent goal of this work, as was supporting TLC's and Bike Walk Twin Cities' goals for inclusive and engaging public processes.
In 2007, CDG worked closely with Edina residents and staff to develop the city’s first Comprehensive Bicycle Transportation Plan, which continues to guide its infrastructure implementation decisions.