Topeka, Kansas - a Bicycle Friendly Community

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 Transportation Plan Page

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

Bikeways Master Plan Update

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

Topeka Receives Bronze Status as a Bicycle Friendly Community(READ MORE)

All MTPO documents

and MTPO sponsored

studies can be viewed

on this website.

Public participation

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.

October 2, 2017 Press Release

Topeka awarded Transportation Alternative (TA) Grants for

Bikeways Phase III and
Safe Routes to School (Quincy Elementary) Phase II


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.






Currently there are no documents out for public comment.

If you have questions or comments,

please contact
Carlton Scroggins
by email
or phone 785.368.3728

The all-access transportation planning website for Topeka and Shawnee County area

metropolitan Topeka planning organization