The Bike Hays Plan and Improvements began as a way to adapt bicycle facilities to the needs of the residents of Hays. During the comprehensive plan process, it became apparent the community was ready for greater bicycle friendliness. The City responded by allocating significant funding in the 2013 Capital Budget.
The Bike Hays Plan system adapts the City’s street network to community destinations at relatively low cost and includes one of the state’s first buffered bike lanes. Shared routes, bike lanes and lane reductions on streets with excess capacity rounds out the system.
CFS is leading the effort to design Phase I of the Bike Hays Improvements. The City of Hays is utilizing funds under the federal transportation bill commonly known as SAFETEA-LU.
This requires the project be designed to Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and KDOT standards and specifications. The project’s oversight and review will be performed by KDOT and included in a KDOT letting for construction. The design will include signing, sharrows, bike lanes and a counterflow buffered cycle track as part of the design.