MUPP Committee continues work on pedestrian, cycling initiatives

Recently, the Multi-Use Path Planning Committee has been busy.


The board partnered with the Emporia Recreation Commission to hold bike safety classes for elementary school students locally. It also has been taking a long-term look at different projects to enhance walking and cycling around town.

Committee member John Koelsch says it's an ongoing review.

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Over the past several years, MUPP has helped with several city improvements, including new speed bumps at several elementaries, a so-called "walking bus" program where students are dropped off near a school and walk collectively to their building and bike sharrows on much of 12th Avenue.

Several improvements are in the works, including more sharrows next year for Merchant from South to 12th and sidewalk replacements for Merchant from Sixth to 11th and Commercial from Sixth to 10th. Additional improvements focus on sidewalk upgrades, sharrows installations and pedestrian crossings.

Planned work:


Sharrows and bike signs: Merchant, Sixth to 12th
Sidewalk replacement: Merchant, Sixth to 11th
Sidewalk replacement: Commercial, Sixth to 10th


Sharrows and bike signs: South Avenue, Prairie to Carter
Sidewalk: 30th Avenue, Crestview to Prairie


Sharrows and bike signs: Prairie, South to 24th
Sidewalk replacement: South, Commercial to Carter


Peter Pan Park trail: Riverside School softball parking


Peter Pan Park trail: Softball parking to Logan and Congress

Pending sidewalk construction projects

Ninth Avenue, Exchange to Eastside Park
Pedestrian crossings at South and West, Kansas Highway 99 at Soden's Grove, U.S. Highway 50 at East
Dryer Park cross-country trail
Graphic Arts Road from Timmerman School to connecting sidewalk
Reopening Prairie Street underpass for hike-bike trail

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