Wichita Pedestrian Master Plan
The Wichita Pedestrian Master Plan provides guidance for how the City of Wichita should improve conditions for walking through the development and implementation of both projects and programs. The plan was endorsed by the Wichita City Council on November 4, 2014 (Resolution 14-317)
Wichita-Sedgwick County Subdivision 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 sidewalks, parking and street designs.
Wichita Bicycle Master Plan
The Wichita Bicycle Master Plan outlines the engineering, education, enforcement, encouragement, and evaluation strategies to promote bicycling in the city of Wichita. The plan outlines a priority network of bicycle facilities. The plan also includes detailed design recommendations that accomodate both bicycle and pedestrians. The plan can be closely tied to the Pedestrian Master Plan when considering multimodal street improvements for both bicycles and pedestrians, improvements for bicycles are also often improvements for pedestrians.
Wichita Parks, Recreation and Open Space Plan
The Wichita Parks, Recreation, and Open Space Plan is a guide for the provision of parks, open spaces, recreation opportunities, and paths/trails by the City of Wichita and Sedgwick County. The plan acknowledges both the need for well-connected recreational walking facilities within parks but also calls for high quality pedestrian facilities such as sidewalk, shared-use pathways, curb cuts, safety improvements at intersections and roadway crossings, and wayfinding to accomodate pedestrian access to parks. The plan recommends providing parks and neighborhood centers within walking distance of all city residences by acknowledging that walking is a low cost, recreational activity that is in high demand by Wichita residents.
Wichita Multi-Modal Policy and Street Design Guidelines
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.
Project Downtown: The Master Plan for Downtown Wichita
Project Downtown is the downtown master plan for the City of Wichita. It guides development, the provision of infrastructure and municipal services within downtown. The plan outlines a vision for downtown that enables people to live, work, shop, play, and learn within a short walk. One of the key goals of the plan is to support development that fosters walkable connections. Downtown streets are identified as walkable development focus areas with recreation overlays. The plan gives specific recommendations per downtown district and calls for better pedestrian street crossings, pedestrian maps, wayfinding signs, links across large blocks and more public art.