HEALTH AND TRANSPORTATION
Bridging health and transportation is of great importance to WAMPO to aid and improve the communities in the region. Since the passage of the National Environmental Policy Act, in effect since 1970, and similar laws and regulations, the links between our environments, whether urban or rural, and public health have become clearer and clearer.
BICYCLE LEVEL OF TRAFFIC STRESS
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.
Vision Zero is a transportation safety philosophy based on the principle that loss of life is not an acceptable price to pay for mobility. Among those concerned with traffic safety, Vision Zero has become a useful framework to eliminate traffic deaths and severe injuries in the transportation system with a proactive and preventative approach.
REGIONAL LABOR MARKET INDICATORS
This report compiles data on many factors to show the growth of cities compared to data for the state and the nation. It is important to note that both the state and the nation are shown as to have a comparison to how each of the cities are doing compared to state-level and national level growth.
DIVERSITY & EQUITY
WAMPO, in partnership with our various stakeholders, KDOT, and member jurisdictions, seeks to create a transportation environment that is welcoming, attractive, and inclusive, enhances health and safety, stimulates and sustains the economy, and create a positive impact on how citizens live, work, and play.
Functional classification is the system used to organize streets and highways according to how they move vehicles across our transportation network. This designation is based on criteria established by the Federal Highway Administration, such as roadway volume, speed limit, etc. Functional classification is used in transportation planning, roadway design, and is one of the factors in determining if a roadway project is eligible to receive federal funds.