Profile of the Week: Pedlet Program

In the city of Great Falls, pedlets are becoming a quite popular option for community health advancement and quality. A pedlet is a wooden, movable structure that acts as a sidewalk extension beyond the existing curb line. These wooden structures are for pedestrian use only and allow for the sidewalk to be closed to provide for outdoor dining, from May 1-November 1 annually.

The Great Falls Business Improvement District hopes that the pedlets will reflect the
diversity and creativity of the people and organizations that sponsor and design them.
They also reflect the city’s commitment to encouraging walking and biking, creating
great streets, and strengthening its communities.

Pedlet Program facts:
• A pedlet acts as a new route for pedestrians.
• It utilizes one on-street parallel parking space.
• It is only allowed within the Business Improvement District boundaries.
• It’s designed for easy removal. Pedlets are in storage when not in use.
• Pedlets must be ADA compliant, meaning that the pedlet path is under no circumstances less than 48”-wide minimum. The pedlet’s deck surface, the Pedlet Path, is 36”-minimum.
• Pedlets do not inhibit the flow of traffic.
• Pedlets can be in place, annually, from May 1 to November 1.
• As of summer 2019, there are four pedlets in place, at Mighty Mo (since 2017),
Enbar (since 2018) and Celtic Cowboy and Burger Bunker (new this summer).

Partner organizations and funding sources include: Downtown Development Partnership,
Downtown Great Falls Association, Tourism Alliance, Montana Main Street.

For further information, questions or comments, visit www.greatfallsbid.com, or contact Joan Redeen, Community Director, Great Falls Business Improvement District: 406.799.5105 / info@greatfallsbid.com / 318 Central Ave, Great Falls MT 59401

Architectural plans for the Celtic Cowboy pedlet

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