The City of Wichita is working to make getting around Wichita on a bicycle easier, safer, and more convenient. These efforts are guided by the Wichita Bicycle Master Plan and the Wichita Parks, Recreation, and Open Space Plan.
The Wichita Bicycle Master Plan provides guidance for the development and implementation of bicycle projects and programs for the City of Wichita. It was endorsed by the Wichita City Council on February 5, 2013 (Resolution 13-025).
The Wichita Parks, Recreation, and Open Space Plan provides guidance for the provision, maintenance, and programming of parks, recreation, and open space resources. It was adopted as an element of the Wichita-Sedgwick County Comprehensive Plan in 2009.
Wichita Multi-Modal Policy and Street Design Guidance
The Multi-Modal policy directs staff to consider multiple modes of transportation and the context for improvement and maintenance projects in street rights-of-way and public access easements. The policy helps formalize the City’s design practices and coordination with planning efforts. The Street Design Guidance provides guidance for the design of public streets. It provides greater levels of predictability and layout options for multi-modal design of Wichita streets.
Wichita Bicycle Wayfinding System Plan
The Wichita Bicycle Wayfinding System Plan will serve as a guide for the City of Wichita, with recommendations for how the City should use bicycle wayfinding to make it easier for people to get around the City on a bicycle The Plan will help implement the Wichita Bicycle Master Plan Strategy 2.
The Wichita Street Safety Education Initiative provides a strategy for future safety outreach efforts.
Area Plans and Policies
The Delano West Douglas Avenue Bicycle Parking Plan
was initiated by Delano residents and business owners who identified a need for public bicycle parking in order help prevent damage to property and traffic hazards that result from bicycles that are inappropriately parked due to a lack of public bicycle parking spaces. The Plan is a guide for the provision of public bicycle parking along West Douglas Avenue. It recommends public bicycle parking locations, configurations, designs, and funding methods.
Other Documents WAMPO Regional Pathways System Plan
In addition to the City of Wichita plans, the WAMPO Regional Pathways Plan provides guidance for regional improvements to improve conditions for bicycling and walking.