Bicycle & Pedestrian Services
Communities are increasingly focused on bicycling and walking as important components of the community transportation system. Walking is an integral part of all trips — whether they are made by transit, car or bicycle, all begin and end with walking. Making streets more accessible, comfortable and safe for walking is crucial to developing a livable community where the streets become a place of interest and focus for daily life. In addition, a growing number of people are using bicycles for transportation purposes, for health reasons or to help offset the high cost of fuel. The number of trips made by walking and bicycling will continue to grow, especially as more people are choosing to live closer to places of employment, entertainment and retail.
We are a leader in developing bicycle and pedestrian plans and designs that address community needs and serve as a key element of the blueprints for comprehensive transportation systems. Our central philosophy is "creating places where people want to be," and we strive to balance community and economic needs with conservation and sustainability in the natural and built environments. This philosophy ensures that mobility goals are balanced with the goals for building a community and protecting the environment. The services provided by HDR include bicycle and pedestrian master plans; bikeways; greenways and trails planning and design; and bicycle and pedestrian bridge design and construction management services.