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Welcome Connect Downtown!

Connect Downtown is exploring how to make Downtown Des Moines safer, more comfortable and more convenient by improving access to and within Downtown for people walking, bicycling, driving and using public transportation.

The City of Des Moines, Urban Land Institute Iowa and the Greater Des Moines Partnership hosted two open houses to introduce the Connect Downtown project in November of 2016 and hosted two additional open houses in June of 2017 to present preliminary concepts. For those unable to attend the June open houses, an online version of the presentation can be found on the Get Involved page.

We need your input to ensure the plan reflects our community’s vision for Downtown Des Moines.  Share your thoughts on the Connect Downtown work to date or describe the changes you are most interested to see downtown by submitting a comment on the Get Involved page.

The City of Des Moines is piloting its first protected bike lane as part of the E Grand Avenue Complete Streets Conversion.  Learn more about the project.

Things to be involved in

Stay informed by registering for updates and send us your thoughts on how to make Downtown more walkable.