Walkability Study

The City of Johnston hired Snyder and Associates to conduct a community-wide walkability study that addresses overall connectivity of the sidewalk and trail network between neighborhoods, schools, parks, and business destinations to promote and allow for pedestrian and bicycle mobility within the community. General goals were to determine the priority needs for short term and long term recommendations, best practices for new development areas, traffic safety and operations typical pedestrian crossing treatments, maintenance program considerations, and identification of Capital Improvement Program needs and other implementation strategies.

Click here (PDF) to review the Walkability Study that was finalized in November 2018. 

Questions regarding the Walkability Study can be directed to John Schmitz, Parks Director at 515-727-8091 or jschmitz@cityofjohnston.com or Mindy Moore, AICP, Planner with Snyder and Associates at 515-964-2020 or mmoore@snyder-associates.com.

The following maps provide information on the sidewalks and trails within Johnston. 


Depicts existing sidewalks and trails, gaps in sidewalks and planned future improvements
Existing Conditions

Depicts areas that are walkable or destinations where residents tend to walk to, including DART bus stops/routes
Destination Map

Zoomed in map showing the destinations along Merle Hay Road
Merle Hay Road Destination Map

Depicts type and locations of pedestrian/bicycle crashes from 2008-2017
Bike/Pedestrian Crash History Map