Roeland Park Bicycle and Pedestrian Infrastructure Analysis

What: Bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure analysis
When: 2017
Team: BikeWalkKC
Client: Roeland Park, KS
Funding: Johnson County Department of Health and Environment grant 

Like many communities, Roeland Park had made decades of transportation and land use decisions that incentivized driving over walking and biking. The Roeland Park Bicycle and Pedestrian Infrastructure Analysis examined the current state of multimodal infrastructure. In addition to technical analysis, this process engaged the community on where they currently walk and bike, versus where they would walk and bike if there was safe infrastructure. 

This invaluable community feedback informed how the priority network and projects were identified. The projects focus on creating a network of sidewalks and bicycle facilities that are safe, comfortable, continuous, and that connect important destinations. The priorities identified in this report also outline a path to achieve Roeland Park’s goals for walkability and connectivity, expressed in the City’s 2012 Comprehensive Plan, and 2016 committee report on bicycle and pedestrian safety. 

The report recommendations are organized into prioritized project segments. Existing and potential funding sources are identified. Finally, a “Quick Build Guide” describes a number of inexpensive and interim treatments for improving conditions on an accelerated timeline.

📃 Read the full plan here (PDF).