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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.


Lake Shawnee

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 
Edwardsville, Kansas

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
Osawatomie to Herington, Kansas

The Flint Hills Trail (FHT) is considered the crown jewel of Kansas trails, extending 118 miles from Osawatomie to Herington. It is the eighth-longest rail-trail in the United States and the longest trail in Kansas. FHT became a Kansas State Park in 2018 and is a designated National Recreational Trail. Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) is developing the trail as a high-caliber rural trail, open to all populations for active transportation, economic development, and healthy recreation. In April 2022, the FHT was awarded an Environmental Excellence Award for Nonmotorized and Multimodal Transportation from the Federal Highway Administration.