The most basic forms of transportation are non-motorized. The two predominate and most personal forms of non-motorized transportation are walking (pedestrian) and bicycling. Together these are referred to as "bike/ped" transportation.
The popularity of cycling and walking as a means of primary transportation has grown steadily in the last several decades. This has led to increased funding and planning for bike/ped facilities. In fact, federal legislation states,
“Bicyclists and pedestrians shall be given due consideration in the planning process, and bicycle facilities and pedestrian walkways shall be considered, where appropriate, in conjunction with all new construction and reconstruction of transportation facilities, except where bicycle use and walking are not permitted.”
WAMPO participates in planning for and programming bike/ped projects through three primary means:
· Regional bike/ped planning;
· Transportation Enhancement program;
· Safe Routes to School program.
City of Wichita Bike Paths
FHWA Bicycle and Pedestrian Program
KDOT Bicycle and Pedestrian Transportation
Planning and designing bicycle facilities
this link provides a wealth of information, as well as other links regarding planning & designing a variety of bicycle facilities