Transportation + Mobility includes a total of 12 recommendations across 5 sub-categories: Complete Streets, Public Transportation, Air Transportation, Regional Connections, and Automobile Travel. The bar chart below highlights the status of the 12 recommendations. Scroll down to the Recommendation Tracker for details. Status information reflects the community's work toward each recommendation.

Recommendation Highlight - Leverage technology to improve vehicular mobility and safety - F5b

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Recommendation tracker

Transportation + Mobility: 12 recommendations


Needs Resources  Getting Started  Underway  Complete/Ongoing

Complete Streets


Identify opportunities to enhance pedestrian network in JFK corridor - F1a
Apply Complete Streets principles throughout Dubuque - F1b
Work from the City’s comprehensive network plan for Complete Streets - F1c
Orient new development to the street / acquire right-of-way - F1d


In the JFK corridor, identify short-term and long-term opportunities to facilitate a more complete pedestrian network. F1a - Coordinator: Jon Dienst,

► Status: Needs Resources

  • This project has seen support for the need for the sidewalks and opposition from owners and residents adjacent to the proposed amenity, due to the high cost of sidewalks and retaining walls required. It was considered as recently as June 2021.
  • The City is applying to the Transportation Alternatives Program for funding to help offset costs and also approved the use of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) dollars available to help low-moderate income residents along this corridor. (June 2021)


For all Dubuque corridors, assess opportunities to plan and design for complete street elements during each stage of maintenance and project development cycle. F1b - Coordinator: Jon Dienst,

► Status: Project Underway

  • Development reviews bring all relevant departments together to ensure adherence to design standards.
  • Conceptual plans for Central Avenue include complete streets.
  • Dubuque Architectural Guidelines reflect walkable neighborhood design and encourage parking at rear when possible.
  • New development requires landscaping buffer.


Work from the City’s comprehensive network plan for Complete Streets, including the Tri-State Biking/Walking Plan and the Dubuque Metropolitan Area Transportation Study 2045 Long Range Transportation Plan (Long Range Transportation Plan), when making investment decisions in individual corridors. F1c - Coordinator: Jon Dienst,

► Status: Getting Started

  • Millwork District is an ideal example of the use of complete streets for safe pedestrian, bike and vehicle traffic.
  • Mixed-use development by Merge at the Port of Dubuque to include planning for pedestrians and bikes.
  • City Engineering Department is planning with Tri-State Trail Vision to identify areas for inclusion for bikes.


When properties redevelop, as appropriate, work to re-orient development to the street level, rather than separated from the street by parking lots and pursue opportunities to acquire right-of-way where beneficial. F1d - Coordinator: Shena Moon,

► Status: Project Underway

  • Development Review Team brings multiple departments together for efficient review and input to meet codes and standards.
  • The Historic Millwork and Port of Dubuque master plans encourage development to the property line. Examples include Merge Development at the Port of Dubuque.
Public Transit
Air Travel
Regional Connections
Automobile Travel


Please contact Jason Duba with the City of Dubuque
(563) 589-4223