MTPO Transportation Safety Plan
This plan will identify emphasis areas of focus, determine specific strategies to reduce severe crashes, empower local Engineering, Enforcement, Education and Emergency Services (4-E’s) to implement those strategies, increase awareness and decrease severe crashes in the Topeka/Shawnee County MTPO Region.
Futures 2040 is a guide for transportation and mobility decisions made for Topeka and a surrounding portion of Shawnee County while ensuring continued federal funding assistance in the years to come. Updated every five years by the MTPO, the plan models future growth scenarios and identifies needs for roadways, public transit, bikes/pedestrians, aviation, and rail through the year 2040.
The Futures 2040 Long Range Transportation Plan was adopted by the MTPO Policy Board on 6/22/2017
Topeka Receives Bronze Status as a Bicycle Friendly Community(READ MORE)
All MTPO documents
and MTPO sponsored
studies can be viewed
on this website.
is one of the main aspects in the MTPO transportation planning process. We encourage you to review any and all documents or amendments on this website and provide us with your comments by contacting
Carlton Scroggins at
Topeka Planning Department
620 SE Madison, 3rd Floor
Topeka, KS 66607 785.368.3728
In September of 2017 Topeka was awarded two grants from KDOT for transportation alternatives totaling $1,083,820. Of this, $803,820 is for Phase III of Bikeways Master Plan, which will allow for an additional 10 miles of infrastructure. The plan includes creating bikelanes and "sharrows" (share the road signage).
An additional $280,000 will go toward ensuring that complete streets are available for students and families to walk or bike to school in the Quincy Elementary area.
Topeka awarded Transportation Alternative (TA) Grants for
Bikeways Phase III and
Safe Routes to School (Quincy Elementary) Phase II
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DOCUMENTS & COMMENT
Data on bicycling and walking is collected each year in September. This data assists City and leaders with estimating usage and demand for bicycle and pedestrian facilities. The counts are also used to track the city's progress on increasing the use of non-motorized transportation, evaluate existing projects, and more. Click below for information from 2013-2018.
ANNUAL BIKE COUNT
Bikeways Master Plan Update ... now in progress!
The MTPO is in the process of updating the community’s 2012 Bikeways Master Plan which Shawnee County residents voted to implement as part of the Countywide ½ cent sales tax in 2014. Up to $3.5 million of sales tax will be allocated through 2031 to build-out the bikeways network as envisioned by the Plan. READ MORE
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