Lee’s Summit is designated as a Silver-level community due to its extensive trail system, close coordination across city departments, roadway audits, and commitment to creating accessible facilities. Community highlights include:
- Voters in Lee’s Summit approved the allocation of $2.5 million to construct new sidewalks and close gaps in the existing network, providing valuable support to the City as it works to create a more connected transportation system for pedestrians.
- The City used several interchange projects to create valuable pedestrian connections across interstate freeways that had previously served as barriers to walking. The new interchanges also connect two trail systems in the City to provide a more continuous network for walking.
- A complete sidewalk and curb ramp inventory that is supported by a new ADA transition plan.
- Lee’s Summit has nearly 15 miles of multi-use trails with another 10 miles of interior park trails. This includes loop trails around four of Lee’s Summit’s lakes.
- The police department and city traffic engineers coordinate on strategic safety plans, development review, temporary traffic control conditions, special event evaluations, and customer service issues. They also lead the Crash Analysis Program, which provides a detailed review for high-crash locations on a three-year cycle.
- The pedestrian infrastructure in Lee’s Summit provides a safer walking environment. All of Lee’s Summit’s intersections have pedestrian countdown signals and crosswalk striping is repainted annually to maintain visibility.