Rimrocks to Valley Bike | Pedestrian Feasibility Study

PROJECT DETAILS

LOCATION:
Billings, MT

PROJECT MANAGER:
Danielle Scharf, PE, PTOE, LEED AP

CONNECTING BILLINGS’ MARATHON LOOP

The Rimrocks to Valley Bike and Pedestrian Feasibility Study evaluated alternatives for the development of separated bicycle and pedestrian facilities from Highway 3 atop the Rimrocks to existing bicycle and pedestrian facilities below (Rimrock Road, etc.) from 27th Street to Zimmerman Trail. The study provides a key connection within the proposed 26-mile marathon loop trail around Billings and develops a prioritized list of short-term and long-term projects.

 

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EVALUATING OPTIONS WITH STAKEHOLDERS

Sanderson Stewart completed this study along with subconsultant, Design Workshop. It identified routes to safely convey bicyclists/pedestrians, evaluated the feasibility of ADA compliance, and identified access points and placemaking opportunities as well as utilized LIDAR scanning technology for data collection. The study considered the geology of the Rimrocks in the evaluation of alternatives and maintained consistency with existing community plans, as well identified/engaged all relevant stakeholders, and enhanced recreational and aesthetic opportunities from atop the Rims.

“[these trails] help make Billings a world-class recreational system,” he said. “The Marathon Loop will be huge, and these are an important part of that.”

Ed Gulick

Member, City of Billings Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee