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Prairie Village Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan Meeting

Post Date:02/13/2018 3:27 PM

Please mark your calendars and make a point to attend an important open house/public meeting on Wednesday, February 21, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Multi-Purpose Room at City Hall. The topic is city-wide bicycle and pedestrian accommodations in Prairie Village. The Prairie Village City Council, through a Mid-America Regional Council funding program, hired TranSystems to develop a comprehensive bike and pedestrian plan for the city. Their planners have worked with city staff, community stakeholders, and the public to develop a plan. This final public meeting will focus on sharing the draft of the final plan with the citizens of Prairie Village and registering their comments. The comments from this meeting will help the planners to fine tune the study and present a final draft to the City Council.

Highlights of the plan include proposed sidewalks, trails, and bicycle facilities. Sidewalks are proposed for a few key roads to improve accessibility for pedestrians and mobility aid users. A side-path trail is proposed to traverse the city from 63rd Street to 95th Street, providing connection points for regional trails such as the Rock Creek Trail and the Indian Creek Trail. Proposed on-street bicycle facilities include a primary network of low-stress shared roads with separated bicycle lanes on Nall Avenue. See www.pvkansas.com/bikepedplan for details.

Please stop by for a few minutes anytime between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Wednesday the 21st. This time was selected so that commuters could stop by on their way home from work and others could come by before or after dinner. The meeting is open to all, so feel free to bring your children.

Contact the Prairie Village Public Works Department at 913-385-4647, or email at publicworks@pvkansas.com if you have any questions.