Federal regulations require all metropolitan planning organizations (MPO) to address non-motorized transportation (NMT) within the agency’s planning and project programming. In 2009, the KMPO Board directed staff to address NMT in a stand-alone plan with the focus on present conditions and current/future needs to better equip NMT as a complement to automobile and transit modes. The first version of KMPO’s RNMTP was adopted in 2009.
An update of KMPO’s RNMTP began in the spring of 2017. Input from the public, stakeholder group, and KCATT, combined with data and research, was used for the update. The updated Plan was approved in August of 2018.