Pedestrian Master Plan

The Wichita Pedestrian Master Plan is a guide for the City of Wichita, identifying the community needs, vision, and future goals related to walking in the City. It also recommends the prioritized implementation actions and design guidance to help realize the vision.

Planning Process

The following are brief highlights for the Wichita Pedestrian Master Plan planning process.

On November 4, 2014, the Wichita City Council unanimously endorsed the Wichita Pedestrian Master Plan as a guide for future planning and decision-making regarding public infrastructure investments, operations, and policies.

On October 10, 2014, the August 2014 version of the draft Plan was presented to the Wichita-Sedgwick County Planning Commission. The planning commission voted nine to four to approve a motion to recommend endorsement of the Plan by the City Council, subject to the addition of text to the plan emphasizing that the design guidance is for the City of Wichita public projects and not a requirement.

On September 25, 2014, the August 2014 version of the draft Plan was presented to the Advance Plans Committee, a subcommittee of the Wichita-Sedgwick County Metropolitan Area Planning Commission. The committee unanimously recommended that the Plan be presented to the planning commission.

On September 11, 2014, the August 2014 version of the draft plan was presented to the Wichita-Sedgwick County Metropolitan Area Planning Commission. The planning commission voted unanimously to recommend that the Plan be presented to the Advance Plans Committee, a subcommittee of the planning commission.

On September 8, 2014, the August 2014 version of the draft Plan was presented to the Wichita Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Board. The board voted unanimously to recommend endorsement of the Plan by the Wichita City Council.

On August 27, 2014, the August 2014 version of the draft Plan was presented to the Wichita-Sedgwick County Access Advisory Board. The board voted unanimously to recommend endorsement of the Plan by the Wichita City Council, provided that changes be made to the Sidewalk Ordinance.

On August 18, 2014, the August 2014 version of the draft Plan was presented to the City of Wichita District Advisory Board VI. The DAB voted unanimously to recommend endorsement of the Plan by the City Council.

On August 15, 2014, the August 2014 version of the draft Plan was presented to the Wichita Transit Advisory Board. The board voted unanimously to recommend endorsement of the Plan by the City Council.

On August 6, 2014, the August 2014 version of the draft Plan was presented to the City of Wichita District Advisory Board III. The DAB voted unanimously to recommend endorsement of the Plan by the City Council.

On August 5, 2014, the August 2014 version of the draft Plan was presented to the City of Wichita District Advisory Board II. The DAB voted unanimously to recommend endorsement of the Plan by the City Council.

On August 4, 2014, the August 2014 version of the draft Plan was presented to the City of Wichita District Advisory Board VI. The DAB voted unanimously to recommend endorsement of the Plan by the City Council.

On August 4, 2014, the August 2014 version of the draft Plan was presented to the City of Wichita District Advisory Board IV. The DAB did not take any action as there was not a quorum present.

On August 5, 2014, the August 2014 version of the draft Plan was presented to the City of Wichita District Advisory Board I. The DAB voted unanimously to recommend endorsement of the Plan by the City Council.

On May 6, 2014, a second Plan open house event was held at City Hall from 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm. The event provided participants an opportunity to review the plan progress and draft content, and provide feedback on the draft materials.

On March 19, 2014, information about the Plan was presented at the Central Plains Area Agency on Aging Livable Communities event. The event also provided opportunities for comments and feedback.

On February 26, 2014, information about the Plan was presented to the Wichita-Sedgwick County Access Advisory Board. The event also provided opportunities for comments and feedback.

On February 10, 2014, information about the Plan was presented to the City of Wichita Mayor's Youth Council. The event provided opportunities for comments and feedback.

Committees

Two committees were formed in order to help ensure that the City of Wichita Pedestrian Master Plan meets the needs of our community and a planning team was created to staff the planning process. 

Steering Committee

This committee helped to guide the process, develop the plan, and ultimately recommend the final draft for endorsement by the Wichita City Council. There are many ways that the Steering Committee members were involved in the planning process, including the following activities:

  • Participated in Steering Committee meetings
  • Assisted with project oversight to ensure that this civic initiative accomplishes its purpose on time and within the budget
  • Assisted in the development of a plan vision, goals and objectives
  • Reviewed and recommended infrastructure changes to achieve the vision
  • Reviewed and recommended both policies and programs to achieve the vision
  • Helped develop criteria for setting priorities
  • Reviewed and provided input on implementation strategies
  • Assisted with the two public open house events

Technical Advisory Committee

This committee consisted of City of Wichita staff members. This committee assisted with the plan development by providing technical expertise and internal review of materials related to the plan. The Technical Advisory Committee generally consisted of representatives from City departments that are responsible for planning, designing, constructing, maintaining, and policing public facilities that impact walking.

Planning Team

This team consisted of Planning Department staff, staff from Toole Design Group, and staff from TranSystems. The Planning Team was responsible for organizing the meetings and events, data collection, technical analysis, and writing the Plan document.

Documents

  1. 01 Wichita Pedestrian Master Plan (PDF)
  2. 02 Wichita Pedestrian Master Plan- Executive Summary (PDF)
  3. 2013-07-16 TAC PowerPoint Presentation (PDF)
  4. 2015 Annual Implementation Work Plan (PDF)
  5. 2016 Annual Implementation Work Plan (PDF)
  6. Example Photos and Illustrations (PDF)
  7. Open House No. 1 Report (PDF)
  8. Open House No.2 Report (PDF)
  9. Pedestrian Facility Workshop-Crossing Countermeasures (PDF)
  10. Pedestrian Facility Workshop-Crossing Principles (PDF)
  11. Pedestrian Facility Workshop-Intersection Geometry (PDF)
  12. Pedestrian Facility Workshop-Introduction (PDF)
  13. Pedestrian Facility Workshop-Road Diets (PDF)
  14. Pedestrian Facility Workshop-Signalized Intersections (PDF)
  15. Pedestrian Facility Workshop-Walking Along the Road (PDF)
  16. Pedestrian Master Plan Appendix A - Plan Development Process (PDF)
  17. Pedestrian Master Plan Appendix B - Policies and Practices (PDF)
  18. Pedestrian Master Plan Appendix C - Peer City Survey (PDF)
  19. Pedestrian Master Plan Appendix D - Additional Existing Conditions Maps (PDF)
  20. Pedestrian Master Plan Appendix E - Listening Sessions (PDF)
  21. Pedestrian Master Plan Appendix F - Performance Measures Additional Information (PDF)
  22. Pedestrian Master Plan Appendix G - 2015 Ped Plan Annual Implementation Work Plan (PDF)
  23. Pedestrian Master Plan Appendix H - Prioritization Checklist (PDF)
  24. Pedestrian Master Plan Appendix I - Policy Considerations for Design Treatments (PDF)
  25. Pedestrian Master Plan Appendix J - Pedestrian Collision Data (PDF)
  26. Wichita Pedestrian Master Plan 2015 Annual Implementation Progress Report (PDF)
  27. Wichita Pedestrian Master Plan On-Line Map Report (PDF)
  28. Wichita Pedestrian Master Plan-Community Survey Report (PDF)