BICYCLE & PEDESTRIAN
2023 APBP Webinars
Members of the public are welcome to view the Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals (APBP) webinars at the WAMPO offices (271 W 3rd St., Ste. 203, Wichita, KS 67202). The webinars are from 2 – 3 pm on the 3rd Wednesday of the month. Please RSVP your attendance by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
January 18: From Complete Streets to Complete Networks: A Data-Driven, Performance-Based, Multimodal Planning Tool
February 15: Strengthening Community Connections Through Bike Infrastructure, Transit Integration, and Local Tourism
March 15: Data storytelling for multimodal pathways
April 19: Give Your Bus a BOOST!
May 17: Active Mobility for Older Adult Communities through Planning and Implementation
June 21: More than a cycle lane: How investment in better walking and cycling networks improves accessibility for people with disabilities
July 19: Evolution of Bikeways - How Cities Have Progressed with the Ever-changing Design Guidance and Research
August 16: Systemic Safety – From Analysis to Implementation
September 20: Community-led Temporary Demonstrations & Partnerships
October 18: Title is TBA (topic is accessibility)
November 15: How to keep a statewide plan off the shelf; pedestrian planning in Minnesota
December 20: Lighter, Faster, Drier: Beyond Quick-Build Towards Resilient Treatments for High-Quality Active Transportation Infrastructure
Information about each session can be found at
BICYCLE & PEDESTRIAN COUNT
Every year WAMPO coordinates an annual count of bicycle and pedestrian activity across 38 different sites in Park City, Goddard, Andover, Mulvane, and Wichita, among many other locations.
The data collected during the count help to estimate the number of people who bicycle, walk, and run, and the locations where they do so. Once collected, the data are used to plan the locations of future bicycle and pedestrian investments. In order to effectively gather this information, we rely on a team of volunteers to spend a short period of time at each site counting bicyclists and pedestrians.
Bike & Ped Projections Report
Bike & Ped Count Projections illustrate bicycle and pedestrian count data over time and analyze sites throughout the WAMPO region. To understand how bicycle and pedestrian counts collection results have evolved over time, count data from 2012 to 2021 has been analyzed. Projections provide an estimate of site traffic (called AADT) and account for fluctuations in the data over time.
WAMPO’s Existing and Future Bikeways Map
The map distinguish between different types of bikeways. Sidepaths are road-adjacent, above-the-curb, paved paths that are at least 8 feet wide, accommodating both bicycle riders and pedestrians. Shared-use paths are similar in design to sidepaths, but are not road-adjacent, which is significant for bicycle riders who want to avoid biking next to a roadway.
There are eight different bikeway classifications on the maps, including four classifications of on-road bikeways (bicycle lanes, marked/signed shared lanes, bicycle boulevards, and paved shoulders) and four classifications of off-road bikeways (shared-use paths, sidepaths, unpaved trails, and mountain-bicycle trails).
BICYCLE LEVEL OF TRAFFIC STRESS
The Wichita Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (WAMPO) has developed a Bicycle Level of Traffic Stress (BLTS) score for each city in the WAMPO region. The scores range from 1 to 4, with the smaller number representing a lower amount of stress on the bicyclist. The purpose of the map is to better show where bicyclists may have more trouble on the road and how bicyclists and traffic are intertwined.
REGIONAL PATHWAY SYSTEM PLAN (RPSP)
The WAMPO Regional Pathway System Plan (RPSP) establishes a backbone system to connect existing and future bicycle/pedestrian facilities throughout the metropolitan planning area. The plan was originally developed in 2007 as a cooperative effort that included extensive participation by various stakeholders including the Wichita Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (WAMPO), federal, state, and transit agency representatives, pathway users, and local jurisdictions throughout the region. It was revised in 2011 to reflect changes made to the system between 2007 and 2011, including updates made to the WAMPO Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP) 2035, and to include a section on emerging opportunities and issues in the region.
The principal function of WAMPO is to serve as a regional forum for transportation decision‐making. Therefore, the key function of this plan is to serve as a decision‐making tool. It is not the intent of this plan to be prescriptive in policy recommendations or facility decisions. Rather, decisions that impact development policy, facility type, and facility location are left to the discretion of local jurisdictions as they attempt to do what is in the best interest of their communities. This plan does, however, identify opportunities to serve the current and future transportation needs of the region.
The plan attempts to address irreconcilable views on bicycle/pedestrian facility development and use that exist in the general public. However, this plan will not satisfy all viewpoints. Due to the nature of the plan, trail users provided the vast majority of input. As such, WAMPO acknowledges that the plan more thoroughly addresses the needs and
viewpoints of facility users than those of non‐users.
PLANNING WALKABLE PLACES (PWP)
The funding for the Planning Walkable Places (PWP) Program comes from "leftover" funds that pose special difficulties for use on construction projects. The purpose of this program is to help meet the current and anticipated future need for walkable place-making in the WAMPO region with a focused program that will promote vibrancy, community, and economic vitality today and over the long term. For more information, check out the following resource documents: