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Increase percent of Pedestrian Master Plan Sidewalk projects to 24% by 2025


FY23 Actual

FY22 Actual

Objective Description

This measure represents the approximate percent completion of structured projects in the WalkHoward Pedestrian Master Plan. WalkHoward was adopted in 2020. A structured project is a geographically grouped set of pedestrian improvements, selected based on feasibility, complexity, cost, and prioritization score. There are 43 structured projects in WalkHoward, which represent the top 15 percent of projects identified in Walk Howard. In order to complete all 43 structured projects within ten years, at an average cost of $275,000, $1.25 million will need to be spent. Data on new pedestrian facilities will be gathered by tracking capital project and developer improvements and tabulated on a yearly basis. The percent of WalkHoward projects completed will be calculated by dividing the completed number of structured projects (partial or complete, over 50% counts as complete) by the total number of structured projects.

Trend Analysis

Pedestrian access and connection projects are typically built as part of the larger street or intersection projects, specific sidewalk projects, or as part of private development projects. Factors affecting the pace of project completion are funding, workload, community approval policies, securing rights of way, development and zoning regulations, and the strength of the development market. Some of these factors are mostly controlled by County Government and some are not. Moving forward, the County CIP currently has funding to complete approximately 1-2 structured projects per year. The County will look for additional opportunities to add projects through private sector development as it reviews development proposals and through grant applications.


  • Adopt WalkHoward.
  • Continue to incorporate pedestrian master plan sidewalk recommendations into review comments on development applications.
  • Pursue implementation of sidewalk capital projects.


Detailed Analysis

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