Pedestrian Counts on Big Lake Road



Kinney Engineering is out on Big Lake Road this week, April 24th – April 28th, conducting pedestrian counts between S Beaver Lake Road and Echo Lake Drive.

The data collected from the pedestrian counts will provide important information on how the corridor is currently being used.

If you have questions or comments about the pedestrian counts or the Pedestrian Improvement Study, please contact Van Le, AICP at or leave us a comment on our Comments Page.


Join Us at the Open House

Join us at the Open House!

Wednesday, May 17th
From 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

The Big Lake Community Recreation Center
2942 Lions Circle, Big Lake, AK 99652

The DOT&PF is conducting a study to identify and plan for pedestrian and other non-motorized user safety on Big Lake Road.  Please join us at the open house to let us know what issues you have and opportunities you see for Big Lake Road.

For more information about upcoming public involvement activities, please see the Public Involvement Page.

If you can’t make it to the open house or other upcoming public meetings, you can still participate and provide feedback on pedestrian and non-motorized user safety on our Comment page, or by using our Interactive Geographic Comment Map (click on map below to enter the Comment Map)!



Welcome to the Big Lake Road Pedestrian Improvements Study project website.  The Department of Transportation and Public Facilities is conducting this study to identify and plan for pedestrian and other non-motorized user safety within Big Lake.

This planning study will analyze current conditions and make recommendations for solutions, including prioritizing capital projects, that will enhance safety for non-motorized users to support walk-ability and economic development in Big Lake’s commercial center. The study will also recommend policies that will support future transit opportunities and traffic increases as Port MacKenzie and surrounding communities develop. As the area builds out, it will be important for the study to anticipate future development to preserve Big Lake Road’s function as a minor arterial to move people, goods and services, to and through Big Lake to the rest of the MSB while balancing adjacent property growth and development and non-motorized user needs.

The Big Lake Road Pedestrian Improvements Study will emphasize planning and prioritizing of a safe, accessible and constructable corridor for all users.  The study area of the project is anticipated to be a quarter-mile on either side of Big Lake Road, see graphic below.

Project Goals:

  • Promote year-round walking within the Big Lake core as an attractive, affordable, and viable choice by providing safe, barrier-free and all weather facilities that improve community cohesion.
  • Reduce conflicts between motorized, including ATVs and snow machines, and non-motorized traffic.