The Woodchuck Bicycle Boulevard is a 3.5-mile neighborhood active transportation route, which runs through neighborhoods from the south of Maple Street to Westport Avenue and connects the Sedgwick County Park to neighborhoods to the west and south.
Alta Planning + Design led the implementation of the Woodchuck Bicycle Boulevard in Wichita. Alta provided recommendations and prepared plans to turn the corridor noted in the Master Plan into one of the city’s first low-stress bicycle boulevards. The project included traffic calming treatments, side path design, two HAWK signal crossings, signing, and striping. Sidepaths that link low speed and volume neighborhood streets to crossing locations have been completed or are in progress. Alta worked with business owners, the public, elected officials, and City staff to discuss options and develop the final concept. Alta then assessed the travel speeds and traffic volumes along the corridor to design the bicycle boulevard so traffic volumes and speeds are suitable for incorporating portions of on- and off-street bicycle travel.