The City of Fort Wayne Division of Public Works provides services that are essential to citizens’ daily lives. We provide vital support to neighborhoods, business, and economic development projects.
Active Transportation, the mobility of pedestrians and bicyclists, is a growing part of the Public Works Division. Besides a strong commitment to the maintenance and improvement of roads we make significant improvements and connections in the way of sidewalks, trails, and bike lanes, improving safety, connectivity and strengthening neighborhoods.
In the past 10 years, Public Works has added 40 miles of city trails, 38 miles of new sidewalks, and 8 miles of bike lanes and it won’t stop there.
Last year, we added 1280 new countdown signals and added 800 highly visible crosswalks throughout the City.
In 2017 we will construct 11 miles of trails, 9.2 miles of concrete sidewalks, and more than 700 new ADA ramps. All of these additions make our city more accessible and connected while also promoting a healthy lifestyle and serving the needs of our community.
We are hosting the first annual Open Streets Fort Wayne event, to highlight our commitment to Active Transportation and showcase the safe accessibility of our sidewalks, trails and pedestrian and bicycle safety improvement. We encourage all residents to take advantage of the many miles of trails, sidewalks, and biking lanes throughout our city.