Bicycle and Pedestrian Planning

MPOJC conducts metropolitan-wide bicycle and pedestrian planning. MPOJC works with local municipalities and the University of Iowa to coordinate bicycle and pedestrian planning, such as the locations of new crosswalks, bicycle parking areas, trail connections, and bicycle and pedestrian trails maps and plans. MPOJC staff also assists municipalities with transportation grant applications for state or federal funds.


MPOJC staffs and organizes the MPOJC Regional Trails and Bicycling Committee (RTBC), which RTBC includes members from each of the MPOJC entities, as well as the Bicyclists of Iowa City, the Iowa City Off-Road Riders, and the Friends of the Iowa River Scenic Trail. The RTBC makes recommendations on metropolitan bicycle and pedestrian issues the MPOJC Board and member entities. One popular program initiated by the RTBC is the Citizens Bicycling Concern Report, where the general public can report concerns with bikeways and trails, such as broken glass or other debris.

The MPOJC Board apportions funds for transportation-related projects, including trails and wide-sidewalk projects. Some recent bicycle/pedestrian projects supported by MPOJC funds include the Longfellow-Twain Pedestrian Tunnel, segments of the Iowa River Corridor Trail, the Oakdale Boulevard wide sidewalk, and the North Liberty Trail.


Sarah Walz
Asst. Transportation Planner

Metropolitan Planning Organization of Johnson County

What We Do

Transportation Planning