Lockwood Pedestrian Safety District

This Special Improvement District was created by Yellowstone County as allowed under MCA 7-11-1001 through 7-11-1029. A 2014 referendum was presented to voters living within the Lockwood School District, in which they voted 61% to 39% in favor to create the District. It's purpose is to enhance pedestrian safety and provide for alternative means of traffic transportation in the (unincorporated) Lockwood area.

Download the Final Non-Motorized Transportation Plan (pdf)

Meetings of the LPSD are held on the first Wednesday of every month at 7:00pm, in the Lockwood School Administration Building.

Proposed Activities 2014 - 2015

Download - November 2016 Fact Sheet

Download - April 2016 Fact Sheet & Maps

  • 1. Preparation of a non-motorized transportation plan

    • a. Areas of emphasis: engineering, encouragement, education, enforcement & evaluation.

    • b. Capital improvements plan: identify project costs and their funding sources

    • c. Maintenance: identity maintenance costs and methods for procurement of services

  • 2. Engineering: Prepare construction documents for a new sidewalk on the south side of the U.S. Highway 87 corridor from Old Hardin Road to Peters Street. This project connects to a Lockwood School sidewalk built under the Safe Routes to Schools program.

  • 3. Encouragement: Distribution of reflective materials to allow for greater visibility of pedestrians during morning and evening hours. Placement of street lights at designated school bus stops.

  • 4. Education: Distribution of Montana laws relating to pedestrians and bicyclists. Hosting and sponsoring a bike riding skills weekend course focused at high school students and adults.

  • 5. Enforcement: Collaborate with the County Sheriff’s Department regarding the most common traffic violations & capabilities to encourage responsible non-motorized behavior. Incorporate codes and ordinances that require the development of non-motorized transportation infrastructure in new construction.

  • 6. Evaluation: Annual review of the work plan to ensure that resources are being allocated appropriately and that programs are effective.

  • 7. Partnerships: Identifying willing participants who can contribute to make the District’s purpose a success.

    • a. Funding

    • b. Grants

    • c. Corporate sponsors

    • d. Cooperating land owners

    • e. Agency resources