Fowler Avenue Connection

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An aerial image of a roundabout under construction
The City of Bozeman and Sanderson Stewart are working on the early stages of new transportation project. The Fowler Avenue Connection project will connect Fowler Avenue from Oak Street to Huffine Lane.

The Fowler Avenue Connection is working towards completion of the predesign phase of the project. During this phase of the project, the City gathers baseline information required to establish a high level approach for detailed design development. All of the input from focus groups, walk audits, open houses and the maps, stories, and survey tools on this page have been included in the pre-design report. Tools on this page are currently closed and you can provide your input to City Commission on this project by submitting public comment to agenda@bozeman.net.

Check out the pre-design report in the document section on the right side of this page. We will continue to keep you informed throughout the design phase and let you know about upcoming opportunities to provide your input.

Register to provide your input by clicking the button in the upper right. Registered or not, you can click "Subscribe" to get email updates from the team with new information and ways to provide your input!

Thank you for your interest in this project. We're glad you're here!


Existing Conditions in the Fowler Connection Area. This image is an aerial view of the Fowler Avenue Corridor and shows which gaps will be completed during this project. Some future sections will require new intersections with local streets and paths.



The City of Bozeman and Sanderson Stewart are working on the early stages of new transportation project. The Fowler Avenue Connection project will connect Fowler Avenue from Oak Street to Huffine Lane.

The Fowler Avenue Connection is working towards completion of the predesign phase of the project. During this phase of the project, the City gathers baseline information required to establish a high level approach for detailed design development. All of the input from focus groups, walk audits, open houses and the maps, stories, and survey tools on this page have been included in the pre-design report. Tools on this page are currently closed and you can provide your input to City Commission on this project by submitting public comment to agenda@bozeman.net.

Check out the pre-design report in the document section on the right side of this page. We will continue to keep you informed throughout the design phase and let you know about upcoming opportunities to provide your input.

Register to provide your input by clicking the button in the upper right. Registered or not, you can click "Subscribe" to get email updates from the team with new information and ways to provide your input!

Thank you for your interest in this project. We're glad you're here!


Existing Conditions in the Fowler Connection Area. This image is an aerial view of the Fowler Avenue Corridor and shows which gaps will be completed during this project. Some future sections will require new intersections with local streets and paths.



What matters most for the future Fowler Ave?

What are the most important considerations for you as we design the Fowler Avenue Connection?

Whether you’re a neighbor, a Gallatin High student, or a commuter by bike, bus, foot, or car, we want to hear about your values, hopes, and concerns for this new transportation corridor. 

Your responses here will be visible to other site visitors and help the project team prepare for further conversation with neighbors, commuters, and other community groups during the engagement process.

Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us!

CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.

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    Fowler Avenue Connection

    by MMK, 6 months ago
    I am most interested in a narrow connector that still allows for a shared use, off-street, bike/pedestrian path. Equally important to me is the preservation of all mature trees possible.
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    Please don't do this project

    by jallibunn, 6 months ago
    Please don't make this into a street. We have plenty of north-south connectivity for cars and need to preserve the safe bike-bed corridor that Fowler provides.
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    A variety of transportation options

    by Mara, 6 months ago

    Building more through streets allows the vehicular traffic to spread out, making it more inviting to drive more frequently. Hence the construction or widening of roads does NOT lead to less congestion - instead it acutually has the opposite effect because more people drive.

    This is a well-known phenomenon (refer to the text Suburban Nation by Duany, et al) and we’ve watched it happen in other metropolitain areas around the country. Some of the great qualities those places once had have been spoiled. I hope Bozeman doesn’t aim to spoil the remaining qualities that made it attractive in the first... Continue reading

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    Preserve Our Path

    by Windy Esperti, 6 months ago

    For years we have walked our dog, met neighbors, viewed wildlife, and enjoyed the peace and tranquility of the Cascade Neighborhood Walking Path. Our family has walked the dog to the ponds, taken trips to the mall and grocery store, as well as the ball fields. We've had pheasant, owls, deer, bear, and multitudes of other wildlife in our backyard and on the path.

    The city's 2020 Climate Action Plan shows that vehicles are the largest single-source contributor of carbon emissions in Bozeman (38%) and calls for an increase in walking and biking.

    Also, the 2020 Community Plan's N-1 goal... Continue reading

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    Let's Build a Great Multimodal Corridor

    by Mark Egge, 6 months ago

    Let's design Fowler to move people—not to maximize throughput for cars. Fowler should form a backbone of a future Bus Rapid Transit route connecting from Billings Clinic to MSU. The buses should operate on dedicated right of way (or a shared bike/bus lane). The road itself should be flanked on both sides with wide shared use paths for walking and rolling. These shared use paths should connect to a grade separated crossing at Huffine, which otherwise is a formidable barrier for active transportation users. In this configuration, Fowler will have far more capacity to help Bozeman residents reach their destinations... Continue reading

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    A little consideration

    by Theodore , 7 months ago

    Although I understand the desire for increased connectivity which the proposed Fowler Ave extension may provide, it's also essential that the design respect the lives and quality of life of those that live on the proposed extension. There seems to be ample space to include a four lane road from Oak to Durston, although I suspect those that live in this area would disagree. There appears to be a wide swath of undeveloped land between Oak and Durston that would allow for a four-lane road AND a significant buffer between the road and those that live on this corridor.


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    Nature trail, bike path and roundabout.

    by Bill Larson, 7 months ago
    A walking trail plus bike path would be nice. Keep the creek running along the trail and roadway and put in a roundabout at the intersection of Fowler and Durston.
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    Save the trees

    by Adrianne W., 7 months ago

    There are deer, fox, raccoons, pheasants, owls, hawks, and many other animals that rely on the habitat provided by the cottonwoods and exposed waterway. The trees provide a canopy of shade for walkers and habitat for birds. The trail is used by so many people and pets every day and the quiet neighborhood residents enjoy would be sorely disrupted by a traffic corridor here. Please find a way to keep this road small and preserve the trees and the path.

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    Fowler’s future in my backyard.

    by Alissa, 7 months ago
    Hello, I live on Sweetgrass ave between Babcock and Durston. The future Fowler connection will literally be in my backyard.

    Currently there is a wonderful gravel walking path and the open field, which is obviously ideal. However, I understand the necessary connection of this road and am only hoping it is done in a reasonable and respectful way.

    I would love the walking path / trail to stay. I can certainly attest to the usage this trail gets and it would be a shame for families and eco commuters to not be able to continue down this love-warn path.

    I’ve... Continue reading

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    Save the Walking Path!

    by Colymceh, 7 months ago
    Please consider the impact of a possible 5 lane road through the residential areas! Let's push for a 2 lane road while maintaining the current walking path along Fowler (between Babcock and Durston). As our city grows, we must fight for the residential areas to continue providing paths for runners, dog-walkers, bicyclists, etc. Perhaps the walking path could even be extended farther north of Durston.
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