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Safety

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Addressing increases in roadway fatalities is a major regional focus area. Pairing this with increased demand for technology, alternative transportation modes, and demands for improved public health and environment can change the future of transportation. In addition to the regional focus on safety in the WAMPO Funding Menu, KDOT provides funds for safety-specific projects in the WAMPO region through its Local Safety Programs. These programs include the Highway Safety Improvement Program, High Risk Rural Roads Program, and the Rail-Highway Grade Crossing program, which are all designed to improve traffic safety by improving roads and grade crossings.

KDOT/WAMPO Behavioral Safety Grant Opportunity

The Behavioral Safety Office of the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) and the Wichita Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (WAMPO) are jointly conducting a call for projects for Behavioral Safety Grants in the Wichita metropolitan area. These are reimbursement grants. Funding  comes from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). A total of $50,000 is available and applications are due no later than June 30, 2024 at 5pm. 

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Guidelines, Rubric, and Application

KDOT Contact: Noel Scheider - noel.schneider@ks.gov

WAMPO Contact: Kim Neufeld - kimberly.neufeld@wampo.org

The Wichita Area Metropolitan Planning Organization Comprehensive Safety Action Plan (CSAP) reports traffic safety statistics for the WAMPO region and lists specific steps to improve safety metrics. The CSAP was developed through a ten-month process and was open for public comment from September 19 – October 19, 2023. The draft CSAP was presented to the Technical Advisory Committee on November 27, 2023, and approved by the Transportation Policy Body on December 12, 2023.

Comprehensive Safety Action Plan

Be Safe Wichita Region!

Everyone has the right to safe travel. Whether you walk, roll, or ride, we want to make sure you can always arrive safely at your destinations. That’s why we developed a Comprehensive Safety Action Plan for the Wichita Region.

What is the Comprehensive Safety Action Plan?

The Comprehensive Safety Action Plan (CSAP) identifies behavioral and engineering solutions to reduce severe crashes. This plan builds upon WAMPO’s 2021 Vision Zero Safety Plan but is structured around the Safe System Approach. This Approach helps us think about system solutions for safer roads, safer road users, safer speeds, safer vehicles, post-crash care, equity, and culture. 

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SS4A Application Materials

The following documents were submitted by WAMPO in our application for the Safe Streets and Roads for All (SS4A) Planning and Demonstration Grant due on July 10, 2023.

Updated 6/26/2023

We Need Your Input!

To build a plan for everyone, we need your help! This plan will consider the transportation safety needs of all people in the Wichita region. Whether you walk, bike, drive, use a wheelchair, take transit, or ride a scooter, we want to hear from you. Please complete this brief survey to share your thoughts about transportation safety in the region. We will continue to share information on this page about how you can participate throughout the plan development process.

Check back often for regular updates on the plan including meeting notifications and information about crash trends in the region. 

Plan Development Updates

WAMPO Transportation Safety Technical Advisors (TSTA) May Meeting

Safety: Files

IMPORTANT LINKS

Comprehensive Safety Action Plan (CSAP)

We imagine and work toward a transportation system where everyone arrives at their destination without a life altering incident. WAMPO, local agency partners, and the public collaborated to develop a set of solutions to reduce the chance of a crash, create safe spaces for all people, and improve mobility by reducing delays from crashes. These strategies are outlined in the WAMPO Comprehensive Safety Action Plan (CSAP).

ICT Safe: A Regional Transportation Coalition

ICT Safe aims to reduce transportation-related fatalities and serious injuries in the WAMPO region by implementing the Comprehensive Safety Action Plan (CSAP). ​

Vision Zero

Safety is an important factor when it comes to transportation, and the Vision Zero initiative is a key component. The goal is to achieve a transportation system with no fatalities or serious injuries by implementing different strategies. This includes reducing speed limits, improving pedestrian and cycling infrastructure, increasing public awareness of road safety, and creating a culture of safety.

Safety Resources

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