University of Iowa

Treynor Pedestrian Infrastructure

As part of the Senior Design Capstone Course, Civil & Environmental Engineering students will provide design of urban trails and will study sidewalk connectivity for the city of Treynor, Iowa. The students will also consider a redesign of the main street crossing in Sydney. The students will provide the city with plans for safe pedestrian crossing while maintaining farm vehicle access.

The Keep Kids Alive Drive 25 (KKAD25) organization educates motorists, pedestrians, and cyclists to practice behaviors that that keep us all safe on and along roadways.  Community leaders in Treynor formed a local chapter of KKAD25 in response to a lack of safe walkways for young people in their community.  they are making great strides in their efforts by working with numerous external partners, including the National Park Service, Trees Forever, Iowa State University, the Iowa DOT, and the University of Iowa. 

University of Iowa Civil & Environmental Engineering students will help the cause by providing designs and engineering at strategic locations in Treynor.  Their primary focus will be on the Highway 92 and L55/Eyberg corridors that pass through the city.  for their report, students will consider design alternatives in regards to traffic circulation, traffic calming, parking and cost estimates. In addition, pedestrian circulation along and across each corridor and pedestrian connections into the adjacent neighborhoods willll be included for planning and design. Evaluation of these corridors willll include traffic flow, pedestrian circulation and pedestrian safety at all levels of vehicle/pedestrian interaction. If time allows, general design and specifications will be provide in regards to pedestrian trails.  The final presentation will include but not limited to layout design, engineering designs and specifications and cost estimates for construction.