City of Ames Bicycle Route Master Plan, August 1990

(1990) City of Ames Bicycle Route Master Plan, August 1990. Transportation, Department of


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The primary objective of the Master Plan was to develop a bikeway system responsive to the user's demand. In the city of Ames there are many destination points used by bicyclists including the Iowa State University, business districts, schools, parks, and employment centers. It was concluded in this plan that since the ISU student population is consolidated in a relatively small areas, linkages from these high density districts to the university would serve the largest demand on the system. By planning these routes, the City is developing a system which further encourages bicycling as an alternate form of transportation that will reduce parking demands in many parts of the city. Bicycling in Ames has long been recognized as a widely used form of recreation and commuter travel. According to bicycle registrations records, there are more than 6,000 bicyclists in the City of Ames. Moreover, this doesn't reflect the vast number of students and residents riding unregistered bicycles. The Master Plan will be divided into four chapters. Chapter One will discuss the objectives and goals of the City's bicycle routes. Chapter Two will discuss the planning approach and present the bicycle route master plan. Chapter Three will provide standard bicycle path concepts. Chapter Four will provide the recommended bike routes, schedules, and funding guidelines for future implementation.

Item Type: Other
Keywords: Bicycles, Bicycle travel, Bikeways, Iowa, Map, Transportation, Transportation map, Trails, Ames Iowa
Subjects: City and town government > Municipal agencies
Transportation > Bicycling
Transportation > Maps
ID Code: 45327
Deposited By: Margaret Barr
Deposited On: 25 Jul 2023 18:47
Last Modified: 25 Jul 2023 18:47