South Bend Celebrates Completion of Smart Streets

American Structurepoint staff members joined with City of South Bend officials and dozens of bicyclists at a June 16 ribbon-cutting ceremony marking the completion of the $25 million Smart Streets initiative. The four-year project converted two arterials through downtown South Bend from one-way into two-way roadways and included streetscape improvements, three new roundabouts, and off-street bike facilities. Smart Streets provides safer, more appealing streets while creating a more vibrant downtown with a stronger sense of place. American Structurepoint played a significant role in the project. We conducted the initial traffic impact study for the one-way to two-way conversion, and provided landscape architecture services, roadway design plans, and traffic signal modification design plans for 30 downtown intersections. South Bend Mayor Peter Buttigieg told those in attendance that the Smart Streets initiative has already produced strong results for the city – over $90 million in private investment and economic development downtown. After the ribbon cutting, the mayor donned a safety helmet and led many bicyclists on a ride along the downtown bike facilities. Our representation at the event included Rich Zielinski, Patrick Wooden, Joe Fragomeni, Jordan McCormack, Ryan Huebschman, and Krista Lawson attended to take photos.

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