Trails, pedestrian paths, and greenways offer an option for individuals and families to exercise together and are a large economic incentive that can be the deciding factor for attracting new employers and employees. Our pedestrian facilities match the required width depending on the density of activity which can vary from a 4 foot sidewalk to 10 foot stream-side path to a 20 foot roadside promenade through the heart of a central business district. To encourage active trail use, our design professionals supplement the path with a tree canopy, pedestrian-scale lighting, safe crossings, wayfinding and historical signage, trail parking and gateway design, connectivity to parks and businesses, shelters/restrooms/maintenance facilities, and education programming.
Shawnee County, Kansas
This multi-purpose trail connects activity areas in the park and serves a variety of user groups seeking experiences at a variety of skill levels. The trail connects to the adjacent neighborhoods enhancing the experience of users of and from the current facilities and events in the park. Using an interactive approach with the park user groups and citizens, several plan alternatives were explored and a preferred plan was developed. The trail includes 13,150 feet of a 10 foot wide multipurpose trail along West Edge Road at Lake Shawnee, trail gateway, regional trailhead, 100 and 400 foot bridges, 30 and 175 car parking lots. Design was performed to AASHTO standards and support was provided for environmental clearance.
River Walk | Warsaw, Missouri
CFS designed the trail that extended along the riverfront from Route 7 to the City Park and Drake Harbor. The project included a 120-feet dual-span steel structure with wood decking spanning a small cove inlet. This stretch of trail provides connectivity between the Joe Dice Swinging Bridge at Route 7 and the Drake Harbor festival and recreation area.
Phyllis J. Freeman Memorial Trail
The project included the construction of a 6,300 linear feet of a 10’ wide multi-use path along the Kansas River from the city’s existing community center to the Edwardsville City Park. The project also included the installation of a 100 foot long prefabricated pedestrian bridge across Betts Creek and 200 foot long pedestrian bridge crossing across an existing bridge/culvert. The Edwardsville Drive project was funded through the Mid America Regional Council (MARC) Congestion Mitigation Air Quality (CMAQ) funds administered through the Kansas Department of Transportation with MARC providing an 80/20 percent split with the city.
Flint Hills Nature Trail | 7 Counties Across Kansas
The Flint Hills Trail is a rails-to-trails project that extends 117-miles from Osawatomie to Herington, Kansas in the right-of-way of the former Missouri Pacific Railroad (MoPac). The trail will connect six counties including Miami, Franklin, Osage, Lyon, Morris, Dickinson and pass through numerous communities along the way. The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) selected the design team of CFS Engineers and RDG Planning and Design to lead the planning and design of the improvements, which will be completed in segments as funds become available.