The City of Overland Park adopted a bicycle master plan on April 13th, 2015 to guide the future development of an integrated network of bike lanes, trails, and other bike routes for transportation and recreation. BikeWalkKC served on City’s steering committee, working to ensure the needs of the bike community were well-represented.
Bike Plan Updates
- November 28th, 2016: OP Councilman criticizes bike plan
- September 21st, 2016: Overland Park making great progress on new bike master plan
- June 18th, 2015: Overland Park City Council funds first phase of city’s new bike network
Highlights of the plan
- On-street bike routes including signed routes, sharrows, bike lanes, and buffered bike lanes
- 30 miles planned for 2015
- Total of 200 miles planned for the next decade
- Network of city-wide bike routes on major thoroughfares, local connectors on neighborhood streets, and some additions to the trail system.
Read the plan
Read the full plan on the City of Overland Park web site.
The plan is ambitious yet practical. Many of the four lane thoroughfares will be re-striped to add bike lanes, ensuring convenient access to the city’s shopping, commercial, and employment centers. The trail system will be expanded, creating new recreational areas and new bike routes separated from car traffic. Finally, neighborhood bike routes will connect residential areas to the city-wide network.