Pedestrian and Bicycle Planning Best Practices: Moving from Plans to Projects, Topeka Pedestrian Plan, Safe Routes to School Partnerships, Case Study

APA Kansas Chapter


Friday, October 7, 2016
3:15 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. CDT

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Description: This session brings together a treasure trove of bike/ped. planning knowledge from across the state of Kansas. 1) Topeka brings a review of their recent pedestrian plan. During this process they encountered a range of obstacles to overcome between engaging the community in new and positive ways, providing adequate field inventory, to creating a Complete Streets Advisory Committee. 2) In Lawrence & Douglas County, the Be Active Safe Routes program is a comprehensive approach to make neighborhoods safe and accessible for EVERYONE. Learn about the 7E’s Planning process the SRTS team used to work towards one common goal: safe routes for all. And 3) This is your opportunity to learn from the real-world experiences implementing the Wichita Bicycle Master Plan and the Wichita Pedestrian Master Plan – including: production of annual work plans and reports; coordinating a dynamic board; working with partners; and coordinating with other departments.




Carlton Scroggins, AICP

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Scott Wadle, AICP

Confirmed Speaker

Scott Wadle is a Senior Planner with the City of Wichita, City Manager’s Office, Transportation and Mobility Division. He has served the citizens of Wichita since 2003. As a staff planner, Scott is responsible for working on parking, bicycle, and pedestrian projects. His recent projects include the Wichita Pedestrian ... Read More

Jessica Mortinger, AICP

Confirmed Speaker

Jessica Mortinger, AICP, currently serves as the Senior Transportation Planner for the Lawrence – Douglas County MPO in Lawrence, Kansas. Jessica has 10 years of experience in multimodal transportation planning. She is currently responsible for managing metropolitan transportation planning in Lawrence & Douglas County. Jessica holds a Bachelor of Science in Environmental ... Read More

Taylor Ricketts

Confirmed Speaker

Taylor Ricketts, Multi-modal Transportation Planner, City of Topeka, transportation planner for Local Transit Authority (TMTA) Graduated from Kansas State University with a Master of Regional and Community Planning in May of 2015. With a Leadership and Geography (GIS emphasis) minors. Began working for the City of Topeka in July 2015 ... Read More

Michael Showalter

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Michael Showalter, Health Promotion Specialist Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department Michael Showalter is a health promotion specialist and Be Active Safe Routes coordinator at the Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department in Lawrence, Kansas. His current work focuses on the intersections between health and the built environment, and affecting health outcomes through policy ... Read More