The Pedestrian Network Study reviewed streets and urban connector trails in the District to determine those that would become part of the pedestrian network and see future upgrades to improve walkability and safety.
Pedestrian Network Study
Traffic volumes, pedestrian volumes, proximity to schools, etc. were taken into consideration when deciding the type of pedestrian improvement needed, such as sidewalks or gravel paths, trimming of overgrowth, removal of encroachments, installation of lighting, and other pedestrian amenities.
The objectives of the Pedestrian Network Study were to help the District better understand current walking conditions, gather community insight on areas for improvement, and explore opportunities for enhancing the walking environment.
The study provides a framework for expanding and improving pedestrian routes to facilitate safe, efficient, and comfortable places to walk for recreation as well as for transportation.
The project launched at the end of 2014 and the final report was approved by Council on July 17, 2017.
Future planning work will determine budget amounts for pedestrian improvements in specific corridors, at which time the District will begin to review options for individual streets and begin public consideration on improvements.
Additional information on the process can be found below.