Greenfield Bike & Pedestrian Plan

Parks, Trails & Recreation – Planning

Cover of the Bicycle & Pedestrian Plan and Map of Proposed Facilities that KL Engineering Completed for the City of Greenfield

KL Engineering worked in partnership with the City of Greenfield to provide an update to their 2008 Bike & Pedestrian Plan. With the City Engineer and Parks Director having a renewed interest in developing these community-wide facilities, updating this document was critical to building this network.

Although urban, Greenfield sidewalks in residential neighborhoods are not standard. Therefore, the report focused largely on adding the bicycle and pedestrian connections within off-road corridors, near schools, retail centers, large employment areas, and other community attractions.

The City had a tight timeline on the document completion (February – April to draft) and limited budget. KL Engineering collaborated with the City for tasks associated with creating the new document. The City completed the GIS work, provided the information regarding existing policies, and led the public presentation of the report. KL Engineering created the report itself with the analysis of the existing facilities, proposed new polices and standards, and direction for “next steps” in assurance that the document would be used in the future in annual transportation planning.

Project Details

Client:City of Greenfield
Jeff Katz, City Engineer
Location:Greenfield, Wisconsin
Dates:February 2020 – September 2020
KL Contact:Lynda Fink, PLA

Project Elements

  • Documentation of Existing Facilities & Policies
  • Overview of State & National Standards for Bike / Ped Facilities
  • Summarization of Bike / Ped Facility Benefits to Help Secure Local Funding in the Future
  • Concept Planning for Future Connections
  • Proposed “Next Steps” to Help Assure Implementation of the Plan Recommendations
  • Recommendations for Future Funding Sources

“I highly recommend KL Engineering for providing high quality consulting services. Their responsiveness, collaborative approach, and attention to detail make them standout from other consultants.
We reached out to KL Engineering because we knew of their reputation for having the staff and resources necessary to make our project a reality. Their comprehensive trail experience with planning, grant writing, design and construction has led to success in securing the partnerships and funds needed for the Powerline Trail.”

~ Jeff Katz | Greenfield City Engineer