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I-81 Viaduct Project Recommendations

We’re advocating for a series of suggestions for improvements to the NYSDOT I-81 Project designs in Syracuse. The Syracuse Urbanism Club’s official statement is available now. To learn more about the NYSDOT’s I-81 Viaduct Project, visit

Onondaga Creekwalk Wayfinding

We applied for a grant through TNT Syracuse to improve wayfinding along the Onondaga Creekwalk via signage painted on the ground. We’re currently putting together next steps to make this project a reality!

SWAG Bike Festival

The Syracuse Urbanism Club held our city’s first Women’s and Gender Nonconforming People’s Bike Fest on Saturday, June 15, 2024, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at 701 N. Salina Street, Syracuse, NY 13208. We’ll be hosting again in 2025!

Mini Meadows

The Syracuse Urbanism Club is currently working on a program to place native plantings in public spaces throughout the city.

The M. Lemp Park Project

The first project of the Syracuse Urbanism Club is to make improvements to and activate M. Lemp Park in Downtown Syracuse. We’re currently working with the city to activate this space!

Safe Bike / Pedestrian Infrastructure

We’re advocating for better and safer bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure in Syracuse.

Green Space Audit

We’re assessing the public green spaces of Syracuse, reviewing them for their quality and success, and compiling our results to give the public and the City of Syracuse a more comprehensive understanding of the condition of our city’s green spaces.

Past Projects

City Map Charrette

We hosted a map-based exercise at our March 2024 general meeting, giving attendees the chance to split into four smaller groups and mark changes they’d like to see in Syracuse on a map of the city.

Communities Over Highways Call for Action Letter

We signed on to a coalition of 195 organizations calling for a moratorium on highway expansions. You can read the letter in the attached document below. The letter was picked up by media such as Streetsblog and The Washington Post!

Northern Creekwalk Connector

We’ve applied to Syracuse’s Community Streets Program to add a missing link of protected bike lane between the Onondaga Lake Trail and Creekwalk for one block along hiawatha, as well as several crosswalks and curb extensions to enable safe pedestrian access between Destiny USA / the Creekwalk, Washington Square, and CNY Regional Market. Our project narrative is available below. Though this proposal was rejected, we thank the city for considering ou