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Pursue Innovating Funding for Pedestrian and Bicycle Connections and Network (4.J.2.)

Status Indicators: Complete | In Progress| Not Yet Started


The City of Bozeman will identify options for implementing plans and physically expanding Bozeman’s bicycle and pedestrian network for a variety of active transportation modes. 


  • The Transportation Division prioritized stand-alone bike and pedestrian projects in the capital program with an emphasis on connectivity and safety.
  • The Parks and Recreation Department is making connections and improving equitable access by:
    • Engaging neighborhoods in areas identified in the PRAT Plan that have significant barriers to park access during the Cattail Creek Anchor Route and Park Master Plan.
    • Hosting community events promoting active transportation with Bike Your Park Day and the Bike Rodeo.
    • Supporting the Westside Connections Trails and Open Space and Parks Bond (TOPs) projects to improve infrastructure, parks, and trails on the west side of town.
    • Completing the Front Street Connector Project to safely link the Northeast side of Bozeman to the Northeast trail system.
    • Completing a feasibility study for the Frontage Pathway TOP Project.
    • Advancing designs for new developments that enhance connectivity and improve the safety of road crossings for trails and pathways.
  • The Transportation Division will continue to invest in federal grants and other funding sources for bike and pedestrian projects. 
  • The Economic Development and Transportation Division will implement a parking management plan downtown that balances demand for parking with multi-model strategies supported in other plans and revenue streams for these projects.
  • The Parks and Recreation Department will:
    • Continue to pursue opportunities to use cash-in-lieu or Trail, Open Space and Parks Bond (TOPs) funds as matching amounts for outside grants.
    • Continue ongoing coordination and communication with partner organizations, such as the Western Transportation Institute, Gallatin Valley Land Trust, and Southwest Montana Mountain Bike Association.
    • Begin to implement the Parks, Recreation, and Active Transportation Plan (PRAT) which includes a City-wide wayfinding plan and design and maintenance standards for new pathway typologies.