Bicycle & Pedestrian
Request of Proposal
Automatic Bicycle and Pedestrian Counters
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.
Thank you to our volunteers!
Bike & Ped Projections Report Interactive Map
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 2023 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 Interactive 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.
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: