Leawood’s new Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan

leawoodplan01The City of Leawood recently adopted its first master plan for walking and bicycling, Self-Propelled Leawood. The planning process includes significant public input, and the final result provides extensive detail of existing conditions. The plan includes many goals and priorities for infrastructure, public policy, education, law enforcement, etc.

Download the full report (PDF).


  1. Increase the number of people walking and biking for transportation and recreation
  2. Improve bike/ped access to key destinations
  3. Increase connections to the trail system from neighborhoods
  4. Enhance Leawood’s sustainability efforts
  5. Become recognized as a Gold level Bicycle Friendly Community
  6. Increase safety for all modes of transportation
  7. Support economic develop efforts by meeting increasing demand for walkable and bikeable communities

Key components:

  • Bike lanes on primary arterials
  • Trails
  • Bicycle Boulevards on residential streets
  • Add sidewalks where gaps exist – prioritizing ADA compliance and connections to schools, transit, employers, and key destinations.
  • Improve access for walking and biking to school

Primary bike routes proposed for key corridors:

  • Lee Boulevard
  • Mission Road
  • Nall Avenue
  • Several numbered streets including 89th, 133rd, 143rd, and 151st

Pedestrian destinations

Safe Routes to School

Safe Routes to School



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