Project Downtown: Downtown Master Plan
Project Downtown is the downtown master plan for the City of Wichita. It guides development, the provision of infrastructure, and the provision of municipal services within downtown.
Wichita Area Metropolitan Planning Organization Pathways Plan
The WAMPO Pathways Plan provides an assessment of existing bicycle/pedestrian facilities and identifies, prioritizes, and recommends future connecting links for bicycle/pedestrian use within the WAMPO planning area (including the City of Wichita). This plan also provides guidance for the design of facilities to accommodate pedestrians.
Metropolitan Transportation Plan 2035
The Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP) 2035 is the blueprint for all regionally significant transportation projects and activities through 2035. It is a 25 year strategic plan for maintaining and improving mobility within and through the region. The MTP 2035 is very important for the region because it allows local jurisdictions access to federal transportation funds. It also provides recommendations and strategies to achieve a safe, efficient, accessible, and affordable transportation system.
Wichita-Sedgwick County Comprehensive Plan
The Wichita-Sedgwick County Comprehensive Plan serves as the overall guide for the City of Wichita and Sedgwick Count. It is important for the proposed Wichita Bicycle Master Plan in many ways, especially because it identifies the 2030 Future Growth Area for the City of Wichita.
WAMPO Freight Plan
The WAMPO Freight Plan (2010) identifies the roadways that have been designated as truck corridors. This is an important consideration when planning a bicycle and/or pedestrian network, because special considerations must be taken into account if people are encouraged to bicycle and walk along/across corridors identified for more intensive use by large freight vehicles.
WAMPO Safety Plan
The WAMPO Safety Plan (2010) addresses how safety in the region can be improved and the number of road crashes reduced. It provides information about the type of crashes, how they occurred, and where they were located. This can be useful information to identify areas that need special attention when planning for pedestrian accommodation.
WAMPO Safe Routes to School Plan
This plan includes an action plan that identifies issues that impact student travel behavior within the WAMPO area and suggests actions to address the issues. The planning process included a survey and stakeholder meetings.
The Wichita Pedestrian Master Plan will improve conditions for walking by providing a framework and strategies for improving the connectivity, safety, convenience, and attractiveness of the pedestrian environment. Your input is important to the development of the plan. The survey should take no more than 10 minutes to complete and will be available online through September 22, 2013. Information collected will be confidential and used solely for developing the Wichita Pedestrian Master Plan.
Please use this map to identify places that you walk to and from often, difficult crossings, missing sidewalks, and other things that impact your experience walking in Wichita. You can add items yourself, or comment on input others have already added on the map. The input that you provide will be incorporated into the planning process moving forward.
Wichita Citizen Survey
In 2006, the City of Wichita initiated a citizen survey to discover how City residents rated various services offered by the City and the conditions within the City. The ease of walking was one of the community characteristics rated. The City of Wichita also conducted a 2010 and 2012 Citizen Survey.
Wichita-Sedgwick County Community Investments Plan Community Survey
In 2013, the City of Wichita and Sedgwick County partnered with Wichita State University to conduct a community survey. The community survey results provide information about general community perspectives related to many different types of community investments and balancing long-term and near-term community needs.
WAMPO Household Travel Survey
This survey, conducted in 2010 - 2011, gathered information related to household travel within the WAMPO area. The survey includes information about the types of trips people make, how they travel, and much more.
DESIGN GUIDANCE AND REGULATIONS
The division and improvement of lands within Wichita or portions of unincorporated Sedgwick County must comply with the Wichita-Sedgwick County Subdivision Regulations. The Subdivision Regulations regulate many elements of the physical environment, including parking and street designs.
Downtown Wichita Streetscape Design Guidelines
The Downtown Wichita Streetscape Design Guidelines (2010) provide guidance for how downtown streets should be designed. The guidelines recommend what type of features should be located within the rights-of-way, how the lanes should be configured, and what the look and feel of the street should be. The Downtown Wichita Streetscape Design Guidelines are important for walking in Wichita because they provide guidance for how certain types of downtown streets should accommodate pedestrians.