Published: April 15, 2022
The Multimodal Design Guide serves as the primary source for planners and designers implementing pedestrian and bicycle facilities in ODOT right-of-way and as part of the Local Let Process. By providing comprehensive state-of-the-practice design guidance, the Guide aligns with ODOT’s current vision, mission, and goals related to walking and bicycling. It advances the Department’s overall mission of improving safety across the state; it aligns with Walk.Bike.Ohio’s vision of making active transportation a safe, convenient, and accessible transportation option for everyone; and it supports the Strategic Highway Safety Plan’s goal of achieving zero deaths on Ohio's roadways.
While it is not a compulsory standard for local public agencies (LPAs), communities may apply this guidance to their local and regional transportation networks, which encourages uniformity across the state’s active transportation system. The Guide can also be a reference for community members, advocates, elected officials, and other stakeholders interested in advancing multimodal transportation design practices in Ohio.