The Kansas Department of Transportation and a consultant team led by CFG Engineers of Topeka and RDF Planning & Design of Omaha are developing a Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan for the Kansas Byways System. This plan will include ideas for making each of the state’s eleven scenic and historic byways more friendly to people experiencing them on foot and by bicycle.
The two Kansas national byways would be part of the initial development and implementation of this plan. Those two byways would be our Kansas
Wetlands and Wildlife National Scenic Byway and the Flint Hills National Scenic Byway.
Our byway includes the seven communities of Claflin, Ellinwood, Great Bend, Hoisington, Hudson, St. John and Stafford along with Cheyenne Bottoms Wildlife Area and Quiviria National Wildlife Refuge. The development of this trail would be a great asset to our region for residents and visitors alike.
A few minutes of your time used to complete this survey will help in the development of this master plan that can take full advantage of the byway’s potential.
For more information about the survey contact Richard Boeckman, Barton County Administrator (793-1800), or Cris Collier with the Great Bend
Convention & Visitors Bureau (792-2750).