Bike lane projects to go before Wichita City Council

09/15/2013 1:38 PM

09/15/2013 1:40 PM

Eight projects to improve bike travel in Wichita will go before the Wichita City Council on Tuesday.

Designs for the projects, carrying about $530,000 in design costs, were approved Aug. 6 by the City Council.

The projects:

•  Extending the First and Second Street bike lanes from Edgemoor to I-135
• Installing bike lanes from 21st to Mount Vernon on Market and Topeka
• Installing the Woodchuck Bicycle Boulevard from Sedgwick County Park at 17th and Ridge through northwest Wichita
• Installing the Armour Bicycle Boulevard, from 32nd and Crestwood to 21st and Brindlewood.
• Installing a bike path on Green Street, from Wichita State University to the I-135 path connection
• Installing a bicycle boulevard at Douglas and Sycamore, running south and west to Glenn
• Installing bike lanes from Broadway to Woodlawn on Mount Vernon
• Continuation of the Redbud Multi-Use Path from Oliver to Woodlawn

Funding comes from the city’s $279,469 community transportation grant from the Greater Wichita YMCA Health and Wellness Coalition, and from about $500,000 in general obligation bond funding in the 2013 capital improvements plan for bike projects.

The city has $500,000 in funding every two years for such projects built into its 10-year capital improvements plan. The next funding would be available in 2015.

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