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Transportation Planning
ADA Transition Plan
Fishers is developing an ADA Transition Plan to address improving the City’s infrastructure to increase accessibility in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. The plan is essential as the City of Fishers has developed over multiple decades where there were multiple generations of design standards in use. This plan will guide the City in improving its infrastructure so all residents can use these facilities safely.

Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan
In 2014, the City of Fishers worked with Rundell Ernstberger and Toole Design Group to create a master plan for the City’s bicycle and pedestrian network. Fishers maintains a database of its existing trails, sidewalks, greenways, and paths , but the network needed analysis to find gaps and develop a plan for completion. The bicycle and pedestrian master plan laid out the routes and type of pedestrian facilities to be placed throughout the City. These efforts were then brought into the Transportation Plan 2040 update to ensure that the City was accommodating all users with each roadway and development project.

Safe Routes to School
In 2014, the Department of Community Development received a grant to conduct a pilot Safe Routes to School program. This grant allows Fishers to work with Harrison Parkway Elementary to identify programming opportunities and future infrastructure improvements to adjacent neighborhoods to improve the walkability of the area. Safe Routes to School is a national program administrated by the Federal Highway Administration, through the National Center for Safe Routes to School

Transportation Plan 2010

The Transportation Plan 2010 is a tool used to help guide growth and plan for future circulation needs within the City of Fishers. The plan was approved by Council in 2010. The plan is currently in the process of being updated.

Transportation Plan 2040
It is estimated that by the year 2040, the population of Fisher will reach 131,500, adding an estimated 46,500 people to Fishers. As the city grows, it is important that the community’s transportation network is planned to meet the needs the growing population.

Through detailed research and public input, the Community Development and Engineering Departments are in the process of updating the Transportation Plan , which was last updated in 2010. The Plan will provide a long range policy framework to optimize public investment in transportation infrastructure. The plan will assess existing and future transportation needs for motorists, pedestrians and cyclists.

Trail Counts
In July, 2014, the City of Fishers completed its first ever series of trail counts. Volunteers were stationed at seven different locations along Fishers pedestrian network. They recorded the number of walkers and cyclists that went by in four two- hour shifts each day. The counts were conducted on three days. The trail count report provides baseline data which will be used to inform decisions on future trail investments and to support grant applications for additional resources to maintain and enhance the pedestrian and cyclist infrastructure in Fishers. The trail counts will be updated annually.