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

Steering Committee Meeting February 26, 2018

Steering Committee Meeting June 11, 2018

metropolitan Topeka planning organization


Topeka, Kansas - a Bicycle Friendly Community

Kickoff Meeting November 30, 2017

The Process

The MTPO Transportation Safety Plan

is vital to the residents and community of Topeka and Shawnee County’s mission to ensure a safer, more secure transportation network.

This plan identifies 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. This is accomplished through a systemic safety management approach with a focus on low cost safety improvements.

The plan will improve the quality-of-life of residents and visitors to the Topeka/Shawnee County Region by improving transportation safety along rural county roads, urban arterial roadways, collectors and local streets. 

This Plan was developed for the MTPO by WSP USA Inc. in cooperation with the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT), The City of Topeka, Shawnee County, and the Topeka Metropolitan Transit Authority (TMTA).  The process began in November of 2017 and was completed in August 2019.

Public Open House

The Metropolitan Topeka Planning Organization (MTPO), in coordination with the City of Topeka and Shawnee County, is developing a transportation safety plan focused on local roadways (city streets and county roads) to set priorities toward the goal of reducing serious injury and fatal crashes.  An open house was held July 31, 2018 to provide information about the study and to give the public a chance to share their ideas about issues concerning transportation safety in the Topeka/Shawnee County area. 


Information from the Open House:

Land Use and Growth Management Plan (LUGMP)

Document Approval -

August 22, 2019 the final document was presented to and approved by the Topeka MTPO Policy Board.


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 the Topeka Planning Department
620 SE Madison, 3rd Floor
Topeka, KS 66607