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Apr 22

City to Launch Street Improvement Demo as part of the Bike/Ped Systems Plan

Posted on April 22, 2019 at 10:30 AM by Vivienne Uccello

(MANHATTAN, KS - April 22, 2019) The City of Manhattan Community Development Department and the Flint Hills Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) are set to launch several short-term, low-cost, and active transportation demonstration projects, the first of which will be deployed at the intersection of North Manhattan Avenue and Fremont Street from Tuesday, April 23 through Wednesday, April 24, 2019.

The demonstration project will test potential street improvements intended to increase safety and enhance the community through the implementation of temporary curb extensions and temporary painted crosswalk stripes.

The City, in partnership with the MPO, is developing a new Bicycle & Pedestrian Systems Plan which will provide a 20-year vision to expand and enhance the community’s biking and walking infrastructure. The demonstration projects are created to engage the public during the development of this transportation plan. Funding for the materials for the temporary demonstrations is provided through KDOT’s Consolidated Planning Grant and America Walks grants.

For questions regarding the demonstration project, please contact John Adam, Senior Planner, john.adam@cityofmhk.com. For more information about the Systems Plan, please visit www.bikemanhattan.com.