EASTBROOKE BICYCLE & PEDESTRIAN TRAIL
The City of Olathe, Kansas selected Landplan Engineering to provide preliminary and final design for approximately two miles of multi-use recreational trail. This TEA-21 funded project connects to the existing Indian Creek Trail and the dedicated greenbelt southerly from 127th Street to 133rd Street. This project required several crossings along the drainageway, including a grade separated crossing at 127th Street. Three different types of bridges are incorporated into the trail, as is an underpass beneath 127th Street. Landplan's services included topographic and boundary surveys, geotechnical investigation/ environmental assessment, site analysis, conceptual, public input, coordination with utility companies and affected property owners, preliminary design plans, cost estimating, and final plans. Landplan also assisted the City with right-of-way acquisition, including condemnation hearings.
Recreational multi-use trail design projects require a wide range of services and management processes to be successful. Through our extensive experience, we have developed procedures to address key issues that arise during planning, design, and implementation of recreational trails — communication, sensitivity to adjacent property owners/landowners concerns, site geography and environmental constraints, trail access, safety, potential vehicular and pedestrian conflicts, user intensity, user types, and user experience.