The demand for active transportation facilities to connect between public assets is on the rise in local communities. Our common sense approach provides value-framed decisions for safer pedestrian crossings, traffic calming, and a more attractive street network. Based on public feedback and our toolkit of beneficial alternatives, community projects reach their goals of reducing travel delay and emissions while connecting community areas using recreational trails, shared-use paths, bike boulevards, and scalable multi-modal infrastructure.
Bike KC Downtown Loop | Kansas City, Missouri
This loop project provided 12 additional miles to the already 200 miles of bike lanes in Kansas City, Missouri. This project involved coordination between multiple city departments and entities, including KCMO Parks and Recreation, Public Works, the Streetcar Project and the Kansas City Area Transit Authority (KCATA). The project included improvements to several streets and intersections with connections to multiple bike share stations within the downtown environment.
The first phase of construction included buffered bike lanes, green bike boxes, transit mixing zones, pedestrian refuge islands, and improved on-street parking along Grand Boulevard from 5th Street to 20th Street. The second phase of the project, connecting to adjacent neighborhoods, was completed in spring 2018. And finally, 18th street bike lanes were completed as part of planned resurfacing in spring 2019.
47th Street Complete Street Study |
City of Westwood, City of Roeland Park, and Unified Government of Wyandotte County, KS
The study for the 47th Complete Street project provided specific design recommendations to turn an urban four lane undivided arterial into a three-lane “Complete Street” with enhancements in safety, congestion mitigation, and aesthetics to better accommodate all transportation users. Pedestrian crossings and increased safety for bicycles were a main focus that led to federal funding for the study. With input from several public meetings, one-on-one meetings, and a walking tour of the corridor, the study determined the optimal benefits for handling a growth of traffic due to new development and traffic speeds. Due to traffic projected volumes, the half mile stretch of roadway was a successful candidate for a road diet conversion that could be accomplished with paint-only in the near future and reconstruction of curb and gutter once funding has been secured.
Main Street and Harrison Street Warsaw, Missouri
National Award Winner
CFS provided the design and construction documents for both of these east / west connector streets within Downtown Warsaw. The projects included partial reconstruction to improve sight distance, adding curb and gutter and storm sewers, ADA compliant sidewalks, shared bike lanes, adding on-street parking, re-construction of driveways, ornamental street lighting, landscaping, reconfiguration of off-street parking, small-block retaining walls and replacement of sanitary sewers.