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The Rapid City Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) helps keep Rapid City moving for the future. The MPO’s regional transportation planning process ensures that existing and future expenditures for transportation projects and programs are based on a comprehensive, cooperative, and continuing planning process.

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Posted 5/21/2024
The City of Rapid City is seeking proposals from qualified consultants to complete the Safe Streets and Roads for All Safety Action Plan. In 2020, the City of Rapid City adopted the Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan (Bike/Ped Plan). While the Bike/Ped Plan provided a list of recommended improvements throughout the Metropolitan Planning Area, it did not provide the emphasis on safety required to serve as a Safe Streets and Roads for All Safety Action Plan (SS4A Plan). The City applied for and was awarded a Planning Grant to produce a SS4A Plan in 2023. The intent of this project is to build upon the foundation created by the Bike/Ped Plan to create a plan to reduce or eliminate roadway fatalities and serious injuries in Rapid City for all roadway users, and provide a list of prioritized projects for future SS4A Implementation. The purpose of the SS4A program is to improve roadway safety by significantly reducing or eliminating roadway fatalities and serious injuries through safety action plan development and implementation focused on all users, including pedestrians, bicyclists, public transportation users, motorists, personal conveyance and micromobility users, and commercial vehicle operators. The Request for Proposals is available on www.publicpurchase.com, www.rcgov.org, and www.rapidcityareampo.org. For questions or additional information, contact Kip Harrington, Long Range Planning Manager at (605) 394-4120 or kip.harrington@rcgov.org.
Posted 5/28/2024
Tuesday, May 28, 2024 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM City Council Chambers and Circle of Friends Community Room, City Hall (300 6th Street, Rapid City, SD 57701) Project Website: www.RCmajorstreets.comThe Rapid City Area MPO (RCAMPO), in conjunction with the City of Rapid City and the South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT), will hold a public meeting to provide an update on the Major Street Plan Update and Analysis. Attendees will be asked to provide feedback on the draft Plan and its recommendations. Written comments will be accepted through June 4, 2024, and may be submitted at the open house, via mail to RCAMPO, through the project website, or directly to one of the project contacts listed below. Members of the project team and MPO staff will be available to answer questions and receive input. A pre-recorded presentation will be playing throughout the evening, so please attend anytime during the meeting time. Informational displays and comment forms will be available for residents to learn more about the project and submit feedback.
Posted 4/26/2024
Rapid Gets Creative! Purpose and Intent: The purpose of the Rapid Gets Creative effort is to inspire creativity and enhance accessibility of feedback for all community members to contribute their ideas to the 2024 Comprehensive Plan update. Messaging: About In 2014, Rapid City adopted its Comprehensive Plan. Now, it’s time for the City to update its Plan to better reflect today’s community, guide future development and plan for growth over the next twenty years. Rapid City has a vibrant and culturally rich arts community, which inspired the Comprehensive Plan’s arts-based approach. Our goal is to let the community's voice shine through in whatever way they express themselves most authentically, tapping into Rapid City’s creative energy to capture what the community really cares about. Art is about more than aesthetics; it's about creating diverse and meaningful ways to communicate and relate.  Overall, this Plan is about getting everyone involved and making sure that your voice is heard loud and clear. How do I contribute? There are many ways to be creative, to make art, and express yourself. Rapid Gets Creative welcomes all art forms, skill levels, and community members to use their creativity to elevate the Rapid City Comprehensive Plan! You can submit a dance, poem, drawing, painting—anything that feels like art to you and conveys the message “What do you love most about Rapid City?” and “What makes Rapid City special?”. To start your artistic process, think of the elements or pieces of Rapid City that you love or inspire you. Then, create or imagine a work of art that captures why you have chosen to call Rapid City home. Art comes in all forms, and creation is part of your everyday life! So, whether you’re painting your 100th painting or writing a poem for the first time—your work is welcome and appreciated in this process. How will my submission be used? Your art will be reviewed by the project team with the opportunity to be selected as a contributor to various materials throughout the planning process such as the website, social media content, a showcase exhibit, and the final plan documents. You will be given credit for any art submitted that gets chosen. You will also be recognized as a contributor to the Plan in the final draft. Any social media contacts or website links are welcomed and can be posted alongside your artwork! You can also submit anonymously or provide general information for how you would like to be credited. https://survey.alchemer.com/s3/7782118/Rapid-Gets-Creative
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