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Community Input Wanted for Downtown Streets Project

9/14/2020
Contact: Scott Wadle, Director of MAPD |

The Wichita-Sedgwick County Metropolitan Area Planning Department (MAPD) is seeking community input via an online survey for the downtown streets conceptual plan, which will reconfigure downtown streets to be more car, bus, bike and pedestrian friendly while also improving traffic flow.

"This plan introduces new downtown road configurations that meet all modes of transportation, including vehicles, bikes, scooters and foot traffic" said Scott Wadle, director of MAPD. "New road configurations provide shorter commute times and offer easier access to businesses and services while also increasing economic vitality."

The survey will ask residents to review draft recommendations for the downtown network and for specific streets within that network. Ideas and comments collected through the survey will help shape the future of downtown's mobility, transit and biking networks.

The survey is now available at www.wichita.gov/downtownstreets and will close on Monday, Oct. 12, 2020.

Residents may also stop by the Century II Concert Hall lobby between 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday through Oct. 12 to view the draft recommendations in person. Comment cards and sticky notes to provide feedback will be available. Masks are required and social distancing guidelines must be followed.

The planning team consists of the staff from the Planning Department, Nelson\Nygaard Consulting Associates, Shockey Consulting and Perkins+Will.

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