Central Iowa Bicycle & Pedestrian Roundtable

The Central Iowa Bicycle-Pedestrian Roundtable (Bike-Ped Roundtable) formed in 2004 to further the development bicycle and pedestrian facilities in Central Iowa. The Bike-Ped Roundtable encompasses the planning areas of the Des Moines Area MPO, the Ames Area MPO, and the Central Iowa Regional Transportation Planning Alliance (CIRTPA).

To facilitate the development, maintenance, and promotion of a world-class commuter and recreational trail system in Central Iowa

Central Iowa Bicycle and Pedestrian Roundtable Mission

The Bike-Ped Roundtable meets at 12:00 p.m. on the third Tuesday of each month. Meetings are held in a hybrid format (in-person at the MPO Office and via Zoom) and are open to the public.

If you have questions about the Bike-Ped Roundtable, please contact Carl Saxon or call the MPO Office at 515-334-0075.


  • InterConnect Planregion’s new active transportation plan to replace the 2009 Connect Plan, to be completed Spring 2023
  • Permanent Trail Counter Program8 EcoCounter MULTI counters purchased with a Wellmark Foundation Small MATCH Grant capturing data along the region’s primary/Level 1 trails
    • TrafX trail counters are still available for checkout here.
  • Model Ordinance for Regulating Bicycles and Personal Transportation Devicesbackground report and draft ordinance addressing historical points of conflict between vehicular and non-vehicular transportation and liability gray areas
  • Trails Planning Subcommittee – best practices for building, maintaining, and protecting our regional trail network
  • GIS Subcommitteeprocedures for standardizing, updating, and using the regional GIS database


 Planning to attend a meeting?

Anyone planning to attend MPO meetings who may need accommodations, such as auxiliary aids or translation services, should call the MPO office at 515-334-0075. Please call at least 48 hours in advance so that appropriate arrangements can be made.