The MPO is working to complete an on-street bike feasibility study as part of a grant from the Iowa Economic Development Authority. The study aims to encourage the use of active transportation around Greater Des Moines.
The study looks at energy efficiency, changing demographics, economic development opportunities, and public health benefits. It provides options for communities to implement on-street bike facilities, highlighting potential corridors and inter-city connections while considering trails, current bikeways, and employment centers. The study will be available in the coming weeks. The draft map is available for comment below.