What will the Project Process Look Like?
The project is expected to take a total of 42 weeks, beginning in May 2018 and wrapping up in March 2019. The graphic below provides an overview of the project process and timeline.
How do I Provide My Input on the Project?
The public engagement process for this effort will include discussions and work sessions with community members, stakeholders, and technical advisors.
Formal opportunities for input are shown in the table below. Be sure to stay up to date on project milestones - including survey links, meeting schedules, and data sharing - by checking this website and the City's Facebook and Twitter accounts!
|Public Open House
Two committees have been formed in order to help ensure that this plan meets the needs of our community. In addition to the committees, a planning team has been created to staff the planning process.
Below are brief descriptions of each committee and the planning team.
This committee helps to guide the process, develop the plan, and ultimately endorse/approve the final draft for the presentation to the Wichita City Council. The majority of Steering Committee members are citizens who have volunteered to assist with this project. There are many ways that the Steering Committee members are citizens who have volunteered to assist with this project. There are many ways that the Steering Committee members will be involved in the process, including the following:
- participate in a minimum of three (3) Steering Committee meetings
- assist with project oversight to ensure that this civic initiative accomplishes its purpose on time and within the budget
- assist in the development of plan goals and objectives
- assist in the review and development of a comprehensive network of bicycle facilities
- review and recommend policies and programs
- help develop criteria for setting priorities
- review and provide input on implementation strategies
- assist with the two (2) public open house events
Technical Advisory Committee
This committee consists of City of Wichita staff members. The committee assists with the plan development by providing technical expertise and internal review of materials related to the plan. The Technical Advisory Committee generally consists of representatives from City departments that are responsible for planning, designing, constructing, maintaining, and policing public bicycle facilities.
This team consists of City staff, staff from the Walker Consultants project team. The Project Team is responsible for organizing the meetings and events; data collection; technical analysis; and writing the plan document.
The project is funded by the City of Wichita Parking Fund and with Federal transportation funding from the Wichita Area Metropolitan Planning Organization. The WAMPO is funding 80 percent of the project.