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Olathe wraps up public input for Downtown Active Transportation Plan

Posted: 5:26 PM, Oct 07, 2019
Updated: 2019-10-07 19:06:07-04
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OLATHE, Kan. — Monday was the last chance for Olathe residents to voice their opinions and provide input for the city's Downtown Active Transportation Plan.

Olathe hosted an open house in July, encouraging residents to think outside the box.

The focus is to show people ideas of what downtown Olathe could look like if hiking and biking trails were extended into the city.

The goal is to make sure getting downtown is easy and accessible, especially with a new Johnson County Courthouse being built.

On Monday from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m.,

People were invited go to visit Olathe City Hall from 4 to 6 p.m. and provide input.

The city wants to make sure residents are included in the decision because it is their tax dollars.

"It's good for the city, having tax dollars stay here (to) make this a destination place where people want to come visit," Olathe Traffic Engineer Zach Baker said. "And we feel like being transparent. The more the public kind of has a way of putting what their interests are and we are going to end up with a product that people will like the best."

City officials want this process to help figure out how all transportation needs can be met and provide a variety of ways to get downtown.