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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 7/9/2024
The public is invited to attend a number of community events next week and at the same time provide valuable insights and feedback in the development of the City’s new Comprehensive Plan. The City is working to collect valuable public input in the development of a new City Comprehensive Plan - essentially the City’s playbook for the future. City staff will be available at the following events to seek public feedback: •July 9: 5-8 p.m. Family Food Truck Night at Canyon Lake Park •July 10: 7-9 p.m. Concert in the Park at Memorial Park Band Shell •July 11: 5-8 p.m. Summer Nights at Main Street Square The City’s current Comprehensive Plan was adopted in 2014 and officials are working to upgrade the document to guide the City’s development and decision-making in areas such as housing, transportation, economy, quality of life improvements, infrastructure development and more. “Rapid City is embarking on an exciting journey to shape our future and want the public to be a part of it,” said City Planning Projects Division Manager Sarah Hanzel. “The Comprehensive Plan will guide our future growth and development, and better reflect the needs of the current community.” Hanzel said the community events next week will combine local entertainment and an opportunity to take a few moments to contribute to the community’s future and participate in a collaborative community arts project. “Our planning team will be on site at the community events, ready to listen to your thoughts and answer questions about the Comprehensive Plan process,” Hanzel said. Rapid City residents are encouraged to visit to take the questionnaire and learn more. The City is working with the Logan Simpson firm to develop the project. The City’s current Comprehensive Plan, adopted in 2014, can be accessed on the City’s website at under the ‘Featured Content’ section of the home page.
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,, and For questions or additional information, contact Kip Harrington, Long Range Planning Manager at (605) 394-4120 or
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.
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