The Kansas Department of Transportation is embarking on their first update of the state’s active transportation plan in 25 years. An exciting development, the “Kansas ATP will focus on how active transportation can be improved through better policies, planning, design and partnerships with other state agencies and local communities.” Read the press release for more details.
The ATP will be supported in part by the new Eisenhower Legacy Transportation Program (IKE). We explored the new program and other active transportation developments in Kansas earlier this year when we hosted a virtual event with KDOT Deputy Secretary Maggie Doll.
It is important that the public stays informed and provides feedback throughout the process. “We know that over the last several months many people have discovered walking, cycling, rolling and other forms of active transportation are fun and healthy ways to get around” said Secretary Julie Lorenz. “For others, active transportation has long provided an essential need, an affordable way to get to work, school, transit, the store and other destinations. At KDOT, we are committed to providing transportation options that help people travel safely and conveniently – and to do that well, we need to hear from Kansans.”
Your voice matters! Join the conversation:
- Review the project web page
- Like and follow the page on Facebook
- Take a few minutes to fill out the opinion survey
BikeWalkKC has been working with partners across the Sunflower State to improve options for walking, biking, and transit. This is another key element where we need your help to improve active transportation for the region!
Next year brings new opportunities in our region, and with your help, we are ready to lead. Keep up the momentum and support better biking and walking when you give to BikeWalkKC.