Residents and media can attend a public meeting from 4:30 to 6 p.m. today to learn about an upcoming “Better Block” event, designed to temporarily transform and improve a street in Wichita. The meeting will be held on the first floor board room at City Hall, 455 N. Main.
The street transformation will occur this spring as part of the Wichita Bicycle Master Plan, which aims to make local bicycling easier, safer and more convenient. Today’s meeting will include a presentation on how an area can be improved with enhanced bicycle, pedestrian and transit access - mixed with art, culture, pop-up businesses, and street life. Attendees will also learn how to get involved and provide input about the event. For more information about Better Blocks and the Bicycle Master Plan, please visit wichita.gov and go to the Bicycle Master Plan website.
The Bicycle Master Plan will identify and prioritize strategies to provide new and enhanced bicycle facilities and increase the number and frequency of people bicycling in Wichita. It will also provide a framework and strategies for improving the connectivity, safety, comfort, and convenience of the bicycle network.
Screening is required for all City Hall visitors. Dangerous items, back packs, and packages are not allowed. Delays may occur so attendees should plan on arriving early.
Bicycle racks are available on the bottom floor of the City Hall parking garage and at the north entrance to the City Hall atrium. Automobile parking is available in the metered visitor parking lot located directly south of City Hall and the long-term visitor parking lot southwest of City Hall.