Don’t forget to complete the 1st Avenue East survey!!

You can use this survey opportunity to advocate for safe, pedestrian/bicycle connections from completion of this project. 

City Seeking Input from Residents about 1st Avenue East by Aug. 31

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA – August 26, 2011 – To date, the City of Cedar Rapids has received input from 450 residents about improvements to 1st Avenue East from 27th Street to 40th Street. The online survey will only remain open for input through Wednesday, August 31. The survey is available on the City’s website at  The City encourages all residents that live, work or travel along this corridor to provide input regarding the future development of this road to help us identify corridor problem areas, neighborhood concerns and improvement options. This stretch of 1st Avenue East is a commercial center and main corridor between downtown and residential areas of Cedar Rapids. This important transportation corridor is nearing traffic capacity during some periods of the day, which has had an impact on traffic safety and access to local businesses.  The 1st Avenue East corridor between 27th Street and 40th Street will be rebuilt as a “Complete Street Improvement,” which means a street design that provides for safe, comfortable and convenient travel for all users, including motorists, bicycles, pedestrians, and transit riders. The new design may include additional turning lanes, driveway consolidations, medians, sidewalk improvements, CEMAR trail crossing, utility upgrades, accessible transit, trees, and other landscaping enhancements.  To complete the survey, residents are encouraged to go to and click on the “First Avenue East Survey” link on the home page. For more information, please contact the project team at