KDOT tool shows places pedestrians and cyclists may be on the road

The Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) is releasing a new tool to inform local public agencies of corridors where pedestrians and cyclists may be.

Called the Kansas Vulnerable Road User Safety Assessment Tool, it has a map that uses data to act as a visual tool for drivers.

“Data gathered from the tool can assist agencies to understand safety concerns for these local travelers,” a press release from KDOT reads. “The tool helps support safety-conscious decision making, including investments in infrastructure, education, enforcement or emergency services.”

The tool comes as part of a plan that was published in November 2023 as part of the Kansas Strategic Highway Safety Plan. The goal of the plan is to reduce serious injuries and fatal crashes on Kansas roads.

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