Getting Rural America Back on Its Feet

It’s a good feeling when our work in Northeast Iowa mirrors that of the national scene. Take, for example, this excellent article from Planning magazine about walkability in rural America. What’s most notable to us is that the article echoes so many of the findings of the long-range transportation plan we recently completed for our region, Safe Mobility for Everyone. Continue reading

Three Years Later, Open Gyms are Better than Ever

In January 2016, UERPC’s Safe Routes to School Program (SRTS) held its first “Free Friday Morning Open Gym” at Luther College with over 50 kids and parents in attendance.  Without a recreation center in Decorah, families with young children were in need for a space their children could run off some energy when the temperatures outside were too cold for little ones. Continue reading