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 - Enhance bus efficiency and effectiveness / connect residents to resources - F2b

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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: Project Underway

  • In December 2021, City Council approved moving forward with the creation of sidewalks along John F. Kennedy Road, installing sidewalks along both sides of a section of JFK, from the intersection with Asbury Road to the crossing with Northwest Arterial.
  • The City received a Transportation Alternatives Program grant of $190,000 to help offset costs of the project and also approved the use of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) dollars available to help low-moderate income residents along this corridor. (August 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

  • Through participation in the U.S. Building Blocks for Sustainable Communities program, the City of Dubuque is studying gaps in transportation needs, through a survey and information gathering process in September 2021. Information sought includes bike/scooter sharing programs, curb management to accommodate new roadway users, automated/connected vehicle technology, and smart infrastructure to better manage parking and transit. Results will include an action plan for implementing transportation and mobility strategies in Dubuque.
  • 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.
  • City Council Priority Alignment 2021-2023:
    • Complete Streets Concept Implementation: 16th St./Elm St./14th St. Railroad Overpass Project


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

  • The Millwork District is an ideal example of the use of complete streets for safe pedestrian, bike and vehicle traffic.
  • The mixed-use development by Merge at the Port of Dubuque to include planning for pedestrians and bikes.
  • The City Engineering Department is planning with Tri-State Trail Vision to identify areas for inclusion for bikes.
  • With the repaving of Chavenelle Road comes a trail on one side that seconds as a sidewalk, expanding the trail system from the Northwest Arterial trail and making the street more bike and pedestrian friendly. (November 2021)
  • City Council Priority Alignment 2021-2023:
    • Complete Streets Concept Implementation: 16th St./Elm St./14th St. Railroad Overpass Project


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

  • The City’s Development Review Team brings together multiple departments for an efficient review and analysis of projects proposing to redevelop or remodel properties throughout the City.  This process allows for review and consideration of street level development on a project-by-project basis.
  • The Historic Millwork and Port of Dubuque Master Plans encourage development to the property line.  Examples include Merge Development at the Port of Dubuque.
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