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  • Posted May 9

BIKEIOWA NOTE: Ankeny had a public open house to review the Transportation Master Plan (TMP) on May 8th 2024 at the Kirkendall Library. We attended with the Iowa Bicycle Coalition.

Ankeny is the fastest growing city in Iowa and we have been residents of Ankeny for 20+ years and are pleased with the current trail system. The proposed short-term and long-term trail system is even better.

What are we most exited for ? The Tunnel under State Street on the Gay Lea Wilson Trail near Kyle's Bikes that will start this year!

It was a very informative experience and we hope you can read the photos we posted.

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Following the adoption of Ankeny 2040, the City recognized the need to better understand and communicate how investments in transportation infrastructure are made.

The Ankeny Transportation Master Plan (TMP) will communicate the goals and objectives for the transportation network as well as the data sources and types that help to demonstrate the plan is effective.


WHAT IS A TMP?

A TMP is a community’s vision for transportation and mobility for the next 20-25 years. The plan development and resulting final plan helps in:

. Identifying community needs and values

· Prioritizing future transportation projects

· Guiding the maintenance of the transportation system and related technology systems

The City of Ankeny is pursuing the development of a TMP to improve its existing transportation system to better serve current and future users of this system.

Comprehensive Plan - City of Ankeny

The Comprehensive Plan contains policy goals for many aspects of Ankeny including land use, transportation, housing, parks and open space, infrastructure, community facilities, and economic development. The Transportation Master Plan will be supportive of the Comprehensive Plan and recognize land use changes that have occurred since 2018.


Bicycle Tourism Plan – City of Ankeny

In 2019, the City of Ankeny completed a plan to identify implementable strategies that will bolster local economic activity through bicycle tourism.


Elementary School Walkability Study – City of Ankeny

In 2022, the City of Ankeny completed a walkability study with improvements around elementary schools.


Does YOUR city have a Master Transportation Plan that involves multi-modal enhancements?

Contact them and ask!

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