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Wichita Area Metropolitan Planning Organization
271 W. 3rd, Ste. 208 - Wichita, KS 67202-1212
316.268.4315 - wampo@wichita.gov - www.wampo.org
  
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LOOK BEFORE YOU LOCK  
National Heatstroke Prevention Day is July 31, 2018

A series of recent heat waves have set all time highs across the WAMPO region.  Please remember, vehicles heat up quickly.  The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and other safety advocates and academic institutions have recognized the safety threat heatstroke pose for leaving children in hot cars. 

Here are the current stats as of 7/23/2018:
  • Number of children that have died from heatstroke in 2018: 26
  • Number of child heatstroke fatalities in 2017: 43
  • Average number of child heatstroke fatalities per year since 1998: 37
  • Total number of child heatstroke fatalities from 1998 - present: 769
 
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
New WAMPO Region Safety Report
Safety Analysis
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WAMPO recently completed an analysis of how well the region is doing in meeting its safety goals. Data shows that our region is on track for achieving our  safety targets and highlights how WAMPO Transportation Improvement Program projects are helping to make getting around our region even safer.   

Click on the following link to review the full report: 
Planning Walkable Places Program (PWP)

The funding for the WAMPO Planning Walkable Places (PWP) Program comes from "leftover" funds that pose special difficulties for use on construction projects. 

The purpose of this program is to help meet the current and anticipated future need for walkable place-making in the WAMPO region.  

This focused program  promotes vibrancy, community, and economic vitality today and over the long term. Here are some of the active projects: 

Goddard
Goddard Pedestrian & Bicycle Master Plan
The city is working to prepare a new Pedestrian & Bicycle Master Plan. This plan will identify overall goals and guide the City's growth in expanding existing trails, sidewalks and pathways into destination-based networks.  Learn more about this project here: www.activegoddard.com 

Garden Plain
Garden Plain Pedestrian & Bicycle Master Plan
The city is working to prepare aPedestrian & Bicycle Master Plan. This plan will identify overall goals and guide the City's growth in expanding the Prairie Sunset Trail, sidewalks and pathways into destination-based networks.  Learn more about this project here:  www.activegardenplain.com

Maize Projects
Maize In Motion - Pedestrian & Bicycle Plan
The City is developing a plan, Maize in Motion, to make bicycling and walking in Maize easier and safer.  Learn more about this project here:  https://rdgusa.com/sites/maize/about-maize-in-motion/ 

Maize Academy Arts District Master Plan
The Academy Arts District Master Plan will create a vision for a new downtown environment in Maize to stimulate private investment and create memories for all ages. Learn more about this project here: https://rdgusa.com/sites/maize/category/academy-arts-district-master-plan/ 

Are you a Maize Resident?  Take this Survey Now!    https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MaizeInMotion

Park City
The City of Park City and its partners have undertaken the process of developing a pedestrian and bicycle plan to guide the development of its emerging system.  Learn more about this project here:  www.activeparkcity.com

Wichita
The Wichita: Places for People will develop an innovative transportation-oriented strategy to promote walkable development that improves safety, mobility, and livability in the central area of Wichita, the economic heart of the South Central Kansas region.   Learn more about this project here:  https://www.wichitaplacesforpeople.com/

Wichita Transit
Connecting Communities is a regional transit study that will evaluate the demand and support for transit service in the cities of Andover, Derby, Haysville, and Maize.   Learn more about this project here:   https://www.connectingcommunitiesks.com/  


To learn more about he WAMPO Planning Walkable Places Program visit
New WAMPO Engagement Hub
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Got something to say about the transportation decision making process?

Check out the new WAMPO Public Engagement Hub to participate in current public review and comment opportunities.  

UPCOMING EVENTS
You Bet I Can Ride: Mini-Expo

Try a trike at the second annual 'You Bet I Can Ride!!' Mini-Expo.  This free event is designed to introduce people to an  alternative form of cycling.  

September 9, 2018, 2-5 p.m.
East Heights United Methodist Church
4407 East Douglas Ave, Wichita KS

Bike Anytime with Bike Share ICT!
Whether you're a biking commuter or student, o r the recreational cyclist, you'll love the convenience and low-cost of Bike Share ICT.  Use Bike Share ICT to tour the town, ride to w ork, get fresh air and make memories! 


   
APPROVALS & AMENDMENTS

Thanks to all who assisted us in reviewing our proposed documents and sharing your perspectives on the regional transportation system over these past few months. 

Amendment Notice:
 
MOVE 2040 Proposed Amendment #4
A public review and comment period is now open for a proposed amendment to the MOVE 2040 long range metropolitan transportation plan.  

To review the proposed amendment please click  HERE .   Comments will be accepted until  Tuesday, August 14, 2018 at 2:00 PM .

Please submit comments and questions to Chris Upchurch, Principal Planner at cupchurch@wichita.gov or call 316-268-4457.  

Transportation Improvement Program (TIP)
A public review and comment period is now open for 6th amendment to the WAMPO TIP.   

The TIP is a short-range program that identifies transportation projects to be implemented in the WAMPO region over a 4 year period.  All projects using Federal funds in the region are required to be included in the TIP and represented in the long-range transportation plan (MOVE 2040).  

To review the project changes please check out our web-based Project Tracker by clicking   HERE  and select "Draft Project List."  

Comments will be accepted until Wednesday, August 8, 2018 at 5:00 PM

Please submit comments and questions to Kristen Zimmerman, Senior Planner at  kzimmerman@wichita.gov or call 316-352-4862.  
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Upcoming WAMPO Meetings

The general public, WAMPO partners, and stakeholders are welcome to join us at any of our upcoming regularly scheduled meetings:   

Transportation Policy
Body (TPB)

Transportation Advisory
Committee (TAC)

The TPB develops, implements and approves WAMPO's transportation plans. As the regional forum for transportation planning, the TPB helps to establish a vision for the future of our transportation system.  The following is a listing of upcoming TPB meetings:

271 W. 3rd Street - 2nd Floor,
Wichita, KS 67202 at 3:00 pm
  • Tuesday, August 14, 2018
  • Tuesday, September 11, 2018
  • Tuesday, October 9, 2018
The TAC reviews technical information about transportation studies and issues as well as providing the TPB with their professional recommendations on documents, plans, and activities. The following is a listing of upcoming TAC meetings:
 
271 W. 3rd Street - 2nd Floor,
Wichita, KS 67202 at 10:00 am
  • Monday, August 27, 2018
  • Monday, September 24, 2018
  • Monday, October 22, 2018
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Wichita Area Metropolitan Planning Organization
271 W. Third, Ste. 208 - Wichita, KS 67202-1212
316.268.4315 - wampo@wichita.gov  - www.wampo.org
  
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