Osceola Livable Streets Plan-A Plan for Connecting All Users of Osceola Streets to Everyday Destinations
The City of Osceola just completed a Livable Streets and Complete Streets Plan. Funded through an MPAN grant, the Osceola Livable Streets Plan lays out a clear vision and recommendations for implementing the City of Osceola’s Livable Streets Policy. Livable Streets incorporate more sidewalks, pathways for bikes, and are more accessible to all users, not just automobiles. This plan makes the built environment more livable and is more conducive to active living, business, and housing development.
Livable Streets and Complete Streets policies have been successfully used in Missouri to help change these trends. These policies represent approaches that consider the needs of all users and help them get to where they need to go safely. Citizens benefit from increased physical activity, and communities benefit when their small businesses see more customers or homeowners see their property values rise.
Missouri is a national leader in the Complete Streets movement, with more than 2.7 million Missourians living in municipalities with Livable or Complete Streets policy. Created in 2010 as a public-private partnership between state, local, and private organizations and citizens, the Complete Streets Policy helps more communities learn about the benefits of transportation planning for all users. Each year, more communities are choosing to write and implement their own policies. It isn’t just about building sidewalks and bike lanes; it’s about making our communities more connected and open to people regardless of age, ability, or mode of transportation. Livable Streets policies promote healthy, vibrant communities that businesses want to invest in, people want to live in, and tourists want to visit.
Kaysinger Transit Plan Completed
The Kaysinger Transit Coordination Plan encompasses all of the Kaysinger region and includes participation from all public, private, and non-profit transportation providers, and local area providers. The strategies and actions discussed in the plan are used to determine funding priorities through three separate programs: Transportation or Elderly Persons and Persons with Disabilities, Job Access and Reverse Commute, and New Freedom. Current grant applications will immediately benefit from identified strategies for improved transportation coordination. Future applications will rely upon guidance from this plan to promote projects at the state and national levels.
Key elements included in the plan are:
- An assessment of transportation needs for individuals with disabilities, older adults, and persons with limited incomes.
- An inventory of available services that identifies areas of redundant service and gaps in services
- Strategies to address the identified gaps in services.
- Identifications of coordination actions to eliminate or reduce duplication in services and strategies for more efficient utilization of resources.
- Prioritization of implementation strategies.
A copy of the plan is available for viewing at the Kaysinger office. Please contact the Kaysinger office at 660-885-3393 Monday through Friday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm to schedule an appointment.
Kaysinger continues to serve as the leading voice for regional transportation planning in west-central Missouri and remains a dedicated supporter and facilitator of communication between MoDOT and the cities and counties in our region. In support of regional transportation planning, Kaysinger and MoDOT work in partnership each year to develop and execute a transportation work plan designed to allow local input into statewide transportation planning. Below is a list of the top 10 Road and Bridge projects on the regional transportation priorities list.
|1||Stockton, Bolivar||MO 32||Rte. 97 in Cedar County to Rte. 13 in Polk County|
|2||Warsaw to Clinton||MO 7||Clinton Camden County Line|
|3||El Dorado Springs||MO 82||Hainline St. to Hwy H|
|4||El Dorado Springs||US 54||S 365 Rd. Rte. 54|
|5||Butler||MO 52, Fort Scott St.||Fran St. to Delaware St.|
|6||Wheatland||US 54 & MO 83||Rtes. 54, 83, Wheatland School|
|7||Preston||US 54||US 54 & US 65 Intersection|
|8||Benton, Hickory, Dallas Co.||US 65||S Rte. 7 Junction in Warsaw to s/o Buffalo|
|9||Lowry City||3rd Street||N & S bound lanes at 3rd Street|
|10||Nevada||US 54||Rte. 54/Austin Blvd. Bridge #A1064|
|11||Butler||MO 52, Fort Scott St.||Fran Ave. to Delaware St.|
|12||Clinton||City-wide||Complete Clinton Schools Sidewalk Project|
|13||Osceola||Bus. Rte. 13||Bus. Rte. 13|
|14||Weaubleau||Hwy 54||Hwy 54 bike lanes/sidewalks|
Kaysinger Transportation Advisory Committee
Kaysinger serves as a planning partner with MoDOT and engages in a prioritization process to identify transportation needs to be included in Missouri’s consideration for the Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP). The Transportation Advisory Committee (TAC) is the key to this prioritization process comprised of representatives from cities and counties within the Kaysinger seven-county region. The Kaysinger TAC Board meets every 3rd Thursday of the odd months before the Kaysinger Board of Directors meeting.
|Bates County||Hickory County|
|Jim Wheatley||Jim Fitts|
|Mark Lovelace||Rick Pearson|
|Benton County||St. Clair County|
|Randy Pogue, Chairman||John Neuenschwander|
|John King||Lila Foster|
|Cedar County||Vernon County|
|Don Boultinghouse||Randy Marti|
|Jim Stone, Co-Chairman|
Kaysinger TAC Received Excellence Award
The National Association of Development Organizations (NADO) presented the Kaysinger Transportation Advisory Council (TAC) Board with an “Excellence in Regional Transportation” award for the board’s planning efforts on the Amendment 7 Project Prioritization Process. The award was accepted by State Highways and Transportation Commissioner Gregg Smith, TAC Board President Randy Pogue, and the 2015 TAC Board.
Gregg Smith, Missouri Highways and Transportation Commissioner, and the TAC Board showing off their award.
R.O.U.T.E.S. Applicant Toolkit for Competitive Funding Programs at USDOT
Check MoDOT’s Traveler Info Map for weather-related road conditions, flood closures & work zone locations.
For information about Free Safety Initiatives thru MoDOT’s Blueprint for Safety Program, please visit www.savemolives.com.
Any MoDOT grant awardees must use their LPA manual which is located at www.modot.mo.gov/business/manuals/localpublicagency.htm.
For more information, visit www.modot.gov. To report road conditions in your area, call 1-888-ASK-MODOT or contact a member of your local TAC Committee
Check out MoDOT’s Traveler Information System for incidents, closed roads, winter road conditions, work zones, and future work zones.
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