KDOT Seeks Comments on Biking, Walking Needs

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) Kansas officials are gauging public opinion about opportunities for bicycling and walking around the state.

The Kansas Department of Transportation said Tuesday it has posted an online survey on its website for residents to identify statewide biking and pedestrian needs. There are two versions of the survey one to be filled out by adults, the other by parents on behalf of children.

Becky Pepper, KDOT’s bicycle-pedestrian coordinator, says the responses will help the agency decide how to use what she calls limited resources for bicycling and pedestrian facilities in Kansas. Pepper says one key issue is whether urban, rural and suburban residents have different views on biking and walking.

The survey will be used in a study scheduled to be completed this fall.