The purpose of this project is to develop bicycle counting guidance and to undertake a demonstration project for bicycle counting. This project helps to implement the Wichita Bicycle Master Plan, which recommends that Wichita track the level of bicycling. This data will help us better:
- understand current levels of bicycling;
- identify trends and patterns;
- evaluate the impacts of investments;
- better measure bicycle safety issues.
Bicycling can be measured in many different ways. This project will provide direction for the City to incorporate both data collection methods. In addition, this project will also initiate a demonstration project to kickstart bicycle count data collection in Wichita.
The project includes the following general phases.
- Collection of data
- Creation of a draft plan for bicycle counting
- Endorsement of a final plan
- Initiation of a pilot project
The team consists of City staff and Toole Design Group staff. The Planning team is responsible for development of the materials and management of the project.
The Wichita Pedestrian and Bicycle Advisory Board will be consulted for input about the project.
This civic initiative is made possible with Federal 1422 Grant funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, administered by Health ICT.