Road Diet Guide

The City of Mission, Kansas was looking for ways to make its primary business street safer, especially for pedestrians trying to cross the street. In the past, a reduction in the number of travel lanes had been considered and rejected because of fears about the impacts to local businesses. Through a partnership with LiveWell Johnson County and the Johnson County Department of Health and Environment, BikeWalkKC provided the City of Mission a Road Diet Guide with national research and best-practice case studies for a range of traffic calming strategies, including a reduction in travel lanes. The Road Diet Guide explains how road diets work and where they are appropriate. The Guide also provides information on the impacts of road diets to safety, traffic operations, and business revenues. The guide can serve as useful tool for any community looking for ways to make their streets safe and functional for all users.

Click here to view the Road Diet Guide.