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Tonight’s Agenda 1. 2. 3. 4.

State of Trails Rec & Trails Sales Tax Update Trail Project Prioritization Wrap-up


State of Trails: Labor Day 2018 Flood Repairs

Anneberg Park Trails: Flood Recovery

Linear Trail: Log Jam Removal


State of Trails: Linear Trail Repairs

Linear Trail: Levee Project


State of Trails: Advocacy, Education, Outreach

Sunflower State Trails Appreciation Day

Staff Training with Kansas Trails Council

Trail Counts 2019

www.flinthillsmpo.org/ bikepeddata


State of Trails: Recently Completed Projects (2018)

1. Jorgensen Park Trail

2. Denison Ave. Trail


State of Trails: Recently Completed Projects (2018)

3. Old Blue River Trail

4. West Anderson Trail


State of Trails: Upcoming Projects (Summer-Fall 2019)

1. Kimball: Hudson to Vanesta

2. Kimball-TCB: Crossing at Ewing


State of Trails: Upcoming Projects (Summer-Fall 2019)

3. Scenic Drive: Cumberland Road Gap

4. N. Manhattan Ave – Baker’s Way


State of Trails: Upcoming Projects (Summer-Fall 2019)

5. College & Dickens Pedestrian Signal

6. Sidewalk Gap Project (ongoing)


State of Trails: Upcoming Projects (Summer-Fall 2019)

7. Roger Schultz Park

8. Safe Routes to Schools Phase 2B


State of Trails: Future Projects (2020 and beyond)

Pending Future CIP Approval

Planned Project Levee System Improvements Casement-Hayes Levee Outlet Fort Riley Blvd Wildcat Creek Bridge Kimball: College to Sunnymeade Casement: Brookmont to Allen S. Manhattan Storm Interceptor Kimball: Vanesta to Berkshire Kimball: Berkshire to Anderson Kimball: Denison to College

Construction 2020-2025 2020-2021 2020 2020 2021 2021 2021 2022 2023

Bike-Ped Benefit/Impact Linear Trail closures Old Blue River Trail closure New sidewalk north side FRB New trail, north side Kimball New trail, west side Casement New sidewalk, east side S. MHK New trail, location TBD New trail, location TBD New trail, north side Kimball


Rec & Trails Sales Tax Quality of Life Sales Tax Fall 2017 – 0.25% sales tax renewed $26.5 million for Parks & Recreation projects

$2 million for trail improvements Shall the City of Manhattan, Kansas be authorized to: (a) impose a special twenty-five one hundredths percent (.25%) citywide retailers’ sales tax (the “Quality of Life Sales Tax”),…to pay…the costs of the acquisition of necessary right-of-way for, and the design and construction of, new recreational trails and the improvement of existing recreational trails and all other necessary improvements appurtenant thereto…

(took effect 4/1/18)


Identifying Future Trail Projects Trail Gap Existing Bike Route

Existing Trail


Identifying Future Trail Projects Conceptual City Loop

Conceptual Neighborhood Loops


Identifying Future Trail Projects


Identifying Future Trail Projects


Evaluating Future Trail Projects Evaluated 90+ trail and sidewalk projects • Population impacted

• Fill Gaps & Complete Loops

• Destinations & trails connected

• Intersection improvements

• Construction feasibility

• Safety

• Cost

• Existing infrastructure • Length of proposed trail

• Public support


Top-rated Projects

Need Criteria Scores Total Rank Project Name Project Type Neighborhood Context Need Support CNS Score Criteria Scores Total Need 1 Casement Trail - Knox to Northfield Multi-Use Path 10 Northview 12 15 6 33 Project Name Project Type Neighborhood Context Need Support CNS Score Rank 1 Linear Trail Downtown Ped Bridge Ped Bridge 8 Downtown Core 14 13 6 33 Casement Trail - Knox to Northfield Multi-Use Path 10 Northview 12 15 6 33 1 3 Blue River Connector Trail #1 Multi-use Path 10 Northview 14 15 2 31 Linear Trail Downtown Ped Bridge Ped Bridge 8 Downtown Core 14 13 6 33 1 4 Blue River Connector Trail #2 Multi-use Path 10 Northview 14 14 2 30 Blue River Connector Trail #1 Multi-use Path 10 Northview 14 15 2 31 3 4 FRB Trail - Wildcat Bridge Sidewalk 7 Redbud & Sunset 12 12 6 30 Blue River Connector Trail #2 Multi-use Path 10 Northview 14 14 2 30 4 4 Marlatt Trail - Denison to Browning Multi-use Path NA 8 18 4 30 FRB Trail - Wildcat Bridge Sidewalk 7 Redbud & Sunset 12 12 6 30 4 4 Tuttle Creek Trail - Casement to Ewing Multi-use Path 10 Northview 14 14 2 30 Marlatt Trail - Denison to Browning Multi-use Path NA 8 18 4 30 4 4 Tuttle Creek Trail Ewing Trail & Kraig Sidewalk Multi-use Path 10 Northview 10 14 6 30 Tuttle Creek Trail - Ewing Trail & Kraig Sidewalk Multi-use Path 10 Northview 10 14 6 30 4 9 Tuttle Creek Trail Kimball to Marlatt Multi-use Path 10 Northview 12 15 2 29 Tuttle Creek Trail - Casement to Ewing Multi-use Path 10 Northview 14 13 2 29 8 10 CiCo Park to K-State Trail on Kimball Multi-Use Path 6 West Campus 12 14 2 28 CiCo Park to K-State Trail on Kimball Multi-Use Path 6 West Campus 12 14 2 28 9 10 Railroad S MHK Railroad 289 S MHK Sidewalk Sidewalk 8 Downtown Core8 Downtown 14Core 10 14 4 10 284 12 Creek Casement Rd. Sidewalk 10 Northview 279 Tuttle Trail - Kimball to Marlatt Multi-use Path Sidewalk 10 Northview 12 14 14 2 13 280 12 Creek LT Wildcat Creek Bridge Sunset 279 Tuttle Trail - Marlatt - Barnes - State Park Multi-use PathPed Bridge 10 Northview 7 Redbud &12 12 10 4 13 284 279 12 Creek Marlatt - Casement TCB Multi-use Path 10 Northview 10 Northview Tuttle Trail -Trail Marlatt to Stateto Park Multi-use Path 12 12 12 4 11 284 Trail to TCB Multi-use Path 10 Northview 8 Downtown 27 12 Trail Poyntz 12Core 11 18 4 7 272 14 Marlatt - Casement Multi-use Path 12 Trail Seth Child Crossing Multi-use Path Sunset 14 27 Poyntz Multi-use Path 8 Downtown Core7 Redbud &18 7 2 13 270 14 12ChildWildcat Creek Trail (East) 7 Redbud &14 Sunset 27 13 12 0 13 272 14 Seth Crossing Multi-use PathHiking Trail7 Redbud & Sunset Wildcat Trail East (East) Hiking TrailMulti-use Path 7 Redbud & Sunset8 Downtown 12Core 13 14 2 6 276 14 18 Creek City Park 26 Casement Rd. Trail Sidewalk Sidewalk Sidewalk 10 Northview 7 Redbud &14 13 14 0 8 274 14 18 FRB - 17th to Westwood Sunset 26 FRB18Trail -Tuttle 17th to Westwood 7 Redbud & Sunset 10 Northview 14 8 4 10 264 19 Creek Trail - Marlatt - Barnes - State Park Sidewalk Multi-use Path 12 26 VMI Trails Hiking TrailMulti-use Path 3 Amherst & Miller PW10 Northview 10 12 12 4 10 264 19 18- Stonehaven Tuttle Creek Trail - Marlatt to State Park 26 Wam-Sag-Man Multi-use PathHiking Trail NA 8 4 12 264 19 18 VMI - Trail Stonehaven Trails 3 Amherst & Miller PW 14 10 26 Wildcat Trail (West)Trail Hiking TrailMulti-use Path 3 Amherst & Miller PW 12 2 14 264 19 18 Creek Wam-Sag-Man NA 12 8 26 City18Park East Multi-use PathHiking Trail8 Downtown Core 14 PW 6 6 12 262 19 Wildcat Creek Trail (West) 3 Amherst & Miller 12 26


Top-rated Projects Multi-use Paths (top 10) & Ped Bridges Total

Project Name CNS Score Casement Trail - Knox to Northfield 33 Linear Trail Downtown Ped Bridge 33 Blue River Connector Trail #1 31 Tuttle Creek Trail - Ewing Trail & Kraig Sidewalk 30 Marlatt Trail - Denison to Browning 30 Blue River Connector Trail #2 30 Tuttle Creek Trail - Casement to Ewing 29 Tuttle Creek Trail - Kimball to Marlatt 28 CiCo Park to K-State Trail on Kimball 28 Poyntz Trail 27 Marlatt Trail - Casement to TCB 27 Seth Child Crossing 27 LT Wildcat Creek Bridge 27

Sidewalks (top 10) Need Rank 1 1 3 4 4 4 4 8 9 10 10 10 10

Project Name FRB Trail - Wildcat Bridge S MHK Railroad FRB Trail - 17th to Westwood Amherst Sidewalk Southwind - Shuss Gap Hayes Drive - Casement to McCall K113: Allison - Target Judson Trail Walters Drive Sidewalk Roger Schultz #1 Hayes Drive - Anderson to Sarber Stagg Hill Sidewalk

Total CNS Score 30 28 26 25 20 19 18 18 18 17 17 17

Hiking Trails (top 5) Need Rank 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 7 7 10 10 10

Project Name Wildcat Creek Trail (East) VMI - Stonehaven Trails Wildcat Creek Trail (West) Sunset Ridge Trail Roger Schultz #3

Total CNS Score

Need Rank

27 26 26 24 22

1 2 2 4 5


Top 10 Projects Project Funded for 2019-2021

#4 Marlatt Trail #4 Blue River Trail 2 #3 Blue River Trail 1

#9 TCB Trail

#1 Casement Trail

#4 TCB–Ewing

#10 Kimball Trail (CiCo–College)

#4 TCB Trail

#1 Downtown Ped Bridge #4 FRB Sidewalk over Wildcat

#10 S. MHK RR Xing


Top 20 Projects

#18 TCB Trails (Marlatt–Tuttle) (2)

#12 Marlatt Trail

#18 Wam Sag Man Trail #12, #18 Wildcat Creek Trails (2) #18 City Park Trail

#12 Seth Child Crossing

#12 Poyntz Trail

#12 LT Wildcat Ped Bridge #18 VMI Trails

#18 FRB Sidewalk (17th–Westwood)


All Projects


Which Projects would most benefit your neighborhood?


Trail & Sidewalk Costs PROJECT TYPE Concrete Trail (10’ wide) Concrete Trail (10’ w/ Street) Screenings Trail (10’ wide) Sidewalk (5’ wide) Natural (Hiking) Trail (3’ wide) Trail Maintenance & Amenities

(Based on average costs for similar projects)

COST/FOOT $90-100/foot $65-75/foot $40-50/foot $25-30/foot $4-6/foot $1.50/foot

COST/MILE $2M Budget = $475,000-525,000/mile 4 Miles $345,000-400,000/mile 5-6 Miles $210,000-265,000/mile 8-9 Miles $130,000-160,000/mile 13-14 Miles $20,000-32,000/mile 75-80 Miles $8,000/mile (resurfacing screenings trail)

Design, Permitting, Acquisition: +12-15% (or more) of project cost


Top-rated Projects & Preliminary Costs Multi-use Paths (top 10) & Ped Bridges Total

Project Name CNS Score Casement Trail - Knox to Northfield 33 Linear Trail Downtown Ped Bridge 33 Blue River Connector Trail #1 31 Tuttle Creek Trail - Ewing Trail & Kraig Sidewalk 30 Marlatt Trail - Denison to Browning 30 Blue River Connector Trail #2 30 Tuttle Creek Trail - Casement to Ewing 29 Tuttle Creek Trail - Kimball to Marlatt 28 CiCo Park to K-State Trail on Kimball 28 Poyntz Trail 27 Marlatt Trail - Casement to TCB 27 Seth Child Crossing 27 LT Wildcat Creek Bridge 27

Estimated Cost:

Sidewalks (top 10) Need Rank 1 1 3 4 4 4 4 8 9 10 10 10 10

Total Project Name CNS Score FRB Sidewalk Wildcat Creek Bridge 30 S MHK Railroad 28 FRB Trail - 17th to Westwood 26 Amherst Sidewalk 25 Southwind - Shuss Gap 20 Hayes Drive - Casement to McCall 19 K113: Allison - Target 18 Judson Trail 18 Walters Drive Sidewalk 18 Roger Schultz #1 17 Hayes Drive - Anderson to Sarber 17 Stagg Hill Sidewalk 17

$5-7.5M+

(Based on average costs for similar projects)

Hiking Trails (top 5) Need Rank 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 7 7 10 10 10

$1.2M

Project Name Wildcat Creek Trail (East) VMI - Stonehaven Trails Wildcat Creek Trail (West) Sunset Ridge Trail Roger Schultz #3

Total CNS Score

Need Rank

27 26 26 24 22

1 2 2 4 5

$300K


Prioritizing Future Trail Projects Scenario 1 $1,700,000 Project, i.e.: • 3 Miles of trail to fill gaps in the City Loop • Downtown Pedestrian Bridge* • Trail to Tuttle Creek State Park* • Blue River Ped Bridge to Pott County*

Design 15%

Signature Project 85%

$300,000 Design, Permitting, Acquisitions *Would require additional grants and partners


Prioritizing Future Trail Projects Scenario 2 Hiking 2% Maintenance & Amenities 4%

$1,550,000 $80,000 $80,000 $40,000

Design 13%

Sidewalk Gaps 4% Trail Connectors 15%

Trail Loop Projects 62%

Loop and Connector Trails (3-4 Miles) Sidewalk Gaps (0.5 Miles) Maintenance & Amenities Hiking Trails (1-2 Miles)

$250,000 Design, Permitting, Acquisitions Grants and partnerships could extend local dollars


Prioritizing Future Trail Projects Scenario 3 Hiking 6% Design 12%

Trail Loop Project 25%

Maintenance & Amenities 16% Sidewalk Gaps 16%

Trail Connectors 25%

$1,000,000 $315,000 $315,000 $120,000

Loop & Connector Trails (2-2.5 Miles) Sidewalk Gaps (2-2.5 Miles) Maintenance & Amenities Hiking Trails (4-6 Miles)

$250,000 Design, Permitting, Acquisitions Grants and partnerships could extend local dollars


How would you prioritize $2,000,000 for trails? Scenario 1

Scenario 2 Hiking 2% Maintenance & Amenities 4%

Design 15%

Hiking 6%

Design 13%

Design 12%

Sidewalk Gaps 4% Trail Connectors 15%

Trail Loop Projects 62%

Signature Project 85%

1 Major Project

Scenario 3

Maintenance & Amenities 16%

Sidewalk Gaps 16%

3-5 Larger Projects (3-4 miles) Several Smaller Projects

Trail Loop Project 25%

Trail Connectors 25%

1-2 Larger Projects (2-2.5 miles) Numerous Smaller Projects


Next Steps • May 2: Trail Talks, 5:30 @ FHDC • May 6: Parks and Recreation Advisory Board, 4:30 @ City Hall • March-May: Bicycle Pedestrian Systems Plan (BPSP) focus group meetings May 14: BPSP Update to City Commission, 5:30 @ City Hall

• May-July: Develop draft Plan recommendations • June-July: Demonstration Projects

• August-September: Public review of Plan • Winter: City Commission consider and adopt the BPSP


THANK YOU If you have any more questions or suggestions, please contact: Wyatt Thompson – Assistant Director of Parks & Rec thompson@cityofmhk.com 785-587-2754

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