Summary of Basehor Sidewalk Connection

Leavenworth County

Contact Information

Organization: Leavenworth County
Contact person: Sarah Rose Shafer
Phone: 9136840470
Organization address: 300 Walnut St. Suite 007
  Leavenworth, KS    66048

General Information

G8.1 Project title: Basehor Sidewalk Connection
G8.2 Project description: Sidewalk system that would connect a northern sidewalk system that currently ends at Basehor-Linwood High School to Basehor Community Library and two newly developed neighborhoods in the areas, allowing for safe, non vehicle travel throughout the City Center.
G8.3 Project contact: Sarah Shafer
300 Walnut St., Suite 007
Leavenworth, KS 66048
G1. Project Type: Non-Motorized Transportation - Recreation Trails
G2. Funding Stream: STP TAP
G3. TIP Number:
G4. State: Kansas
G5. Project county: 1. Leavenworth
G6. Project municipality: 1. Basehor
G7. Multiple agencies / jurisdictions? Yes
City of Basehor
Leavenworth County
Basehor School District(USD 458 Basehor-Linwood)
G8.4 Purpose and need: This project would complete the sidewalk system connecting City of Basehors City Center. The existing sidewalk system north of Basehor-Linwood High School connects the Basehor community to schools, parks, City Hall and VFW but does not extend to the Basehor Community Library. A short additional leg could connect newly developed neighborhoods to the City Center sidewalk system, allowing for safe travel throughout the community.
G9. Origin and ending
  Length (Miles):

G10. Functional Classification: Not Applicable
G11. In Transportation Outlook 2040? No   Decade:   --Select--
G12. Muli-Agency Plan? No
G13. Included in a CIP? Yes
The City of Basehor has set a goal in the CIP to "establish a vibrant and diversified city center that provides a center gathering place for the community" and they intend to do so by incorporating green space and public areas in the design and connection of these areas to the citys parks and trail system as well as requiring wider sidewalks within the city center area. All features of the city center are connected by an existing sidewalk system except the far south boundary, which they consider to be the Basehor Community Library.
G14. Planning stage: Conceptual Plan
G15. Reviewed by state DOT? No
G16. Right-of-Way acquisition: Not started
G17. ROW by local public agency process manual? No
G18. Other unique local goals and objectives? No
G19. Transportation Disadvantaged Population: This project will allow for greater connectivity throughout the community for all members of the community, to include disadvantaged population, by creating a safe pedestrian/bicycle trail space for travel. The Basehor community if highly engaged in connectivity to all neighborhoods and as many services as possible to include schools, libraries and museums.
G20. Relevant Public Engagement:
G21. Planned Public Engagement:
G22. Sustainable Places Criteria: ----Active Transportation/Living-------Compact, Walkable Centers--- ---------------- ---------------- ---------------- ---------------- ------
G22.1. Describe CSP relationship: The existing sidewalk system, to the north, currently connects most of the Basehor City Center locations as well as banks, churches and retail. Extending the sidewalk system past the high school to the community library and to the new neighborhoods encourages an active lifestyle and reduces the need for automotive transportation. The entire sidewalk system would connect all aspects of the city center in less than 2.5 miles.
G23. Implements Sustainable Places Initiatives? No
G24. Serves Regional Activity Center? Yes
High-Intensity and More_Walkable Centers This sidewalk extension connects directly to the current activity center located in Basehor, which is located near Basehor-Linwood High School.
G25. Environmental justice tracts? No
G26. Reduces greenhouse gas emissions? No
G27. Natural Resource information:
G28. Community Links at Watershaed Scale:
G29. Explain local land use or comprehensive plans:
G30.1 Complies with MARC’s CSP? No
G30.2 Exception to the MARC CSP? No
Traveler Type (All Ages & Abilities)
Mobility Aids:       
Transit Riders:       
Green Streets:       

Project Financial Information

STP Federal amount: 544  (Thousands of $)
STP Match amount: 136  (Thousands of $)
STP Year requested: 2021
TAP Federal amount: 56  (Thousands of $)
TAP Match amount: 10  (Thousands of $)
TAP Year requested: 2021
Source of Local Match: Tax funded programs
Explain: City and County collect taxes and fund projects accordingly. This would expedite the project potential exponentially.
Scope Change:
Cost Breakdown:
Highway:   %
Transit:   %
Bike: 50  %
Pedestrian: 50  %
Other:   %

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