The purpose of bicycle and pedestrian planning is to reduce gaps and increase connectivity for bicyclists and pedestrians on the transportation network. Bicycle and pedestrian planning is crucial to lowering the rates of single occupancy vehicles (SOV’s), increasing air quality by reducing greenhouse gas emissions, reducing congestion, and providing opportunities for active transportation by encouraging people to walk or bike to their destinations.
In 2016, KIPDA staff created an inventory of bicycle and pedestrian facilities in the MPA. This inventory is used in the transportation planning process by showing where particular facilities are located, as well as where there are facility gaps in the network. The information gathered in the inventory can be found at the KIPDA Online Resource Center under the Transit, Bicycle & Pedestrian tab.
Bicycle and Pedestrian Resource Guide was created to provide partnering agencies with an explanation of the inventory process, the connections between bicycle and pedestrian planning and other planning resources and tools to create projects and implement policies.