By planning ahead, we make sure our transportation system will keep you moving in a safe and efficient manner. The City of Bowling Green along with other regional and state agencies are working hard to find solutions to our regional transportation problems and improve the planning process for future transportation networks. Various studies have been implemented to help produce a transportation system that will help meet the needs of our fast-growing community.
Studies Bowling Green Transportation Plan
In July 1998, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) initiated a study to examine transportation conditions for the urban portion of Warren County, including the City of Bowling Green. HNTB Corporation assisted the KYTC by updating the existing urban area transportation plan, developed in 1983. The Bowling Green Transportation Plan considered transportation improvement strategies targeted for the year 2020 based upon anticipated travel demand and associated roadway deficiencies.
Traffic Management Program
The City of Bowling Green contracted with Gresham Smith and Partners to conduct a Traffic Management Program in July 2001. The goals of this program were to conduct a detailed review of existing regulations and policies pertaining to traffic and transportation within the City of Bowling Green and also examine the city's GIS facilities and make recommendations concerning how best to utilize the GIS as an integrated component of a traffic management system. Other focuses of the program included a review of existing resources and recommend additional software, hardware, and/or personnel as needed. The main project deliverables included a Traffic Management Report which focuses on the use of long range planning techniques to help achieve the ideal traffic management city. In addition, a Traffic Management Manual was created to help assist the city staff in regulating traffic related issues. Finally an educational portion that includes a slide show and pamphlet was produced for various community groups. The pamphlet summarizes the goals of the program while the slide show consists of graphics and pictures describing how traffic management effects everyone.
Bowling Green Downtown District Revitalization Strategy
The City of Bowling Green Downtown Redevelopment Authority worked with RKG Associates, Inc., Leo A. Daly, and Gorove/Slade Associates, Inc. to produce a downtown revitalization master plan for approximately an 80-block area in the downtown area of Bowling Green. The study, completed in March 2002, focuses on building revitalization, additional public spaces, transportation improvements that would provide a gateway to the District, parking expansions and improvements, retail and economic analysis within the downtown area, and real estate improvements. The study recommends that the City of Bowling Green focus on promoting retail in the downtown District, work to secure tenants, and increase DRA staff capabilities and funding.
Bowling Green Public Transit Study
The Bowling Green Public Transit Study is a comprehensive study of public transportation needs in Bowling Green, was completed by the City's Public Works department in November 1992 and updated in January 1997. The study developed goals and objectives of a transit system, inventoried Census data, previous studies, existing service provides, and operations in similar cities.
Warren County Comprehensive Plan
The 1990 Comprehensive Plan for Warren County represents the first complete review and revision of the former plan which was more than 20 years old. The 1990 plan was developed to reflect the needs of a changing and growing community and to meet any necessary legal requirements. The plan is the officially adopted guide for action and decisions involving the use of private and public land, the provision of governmental service and facilities, the planning and construction of streets, highways and other modes of transportation and the planning and construction of utilities and facilities including water, sewer and storm drainage, parks and open space.
Greenbelt System Master Plan
The Greenbelt System Master Plan for Bowling Green and Warren County was prepared in 1998 by Lose and Associates. The Master Plan was developed with the input of many interested groups and individuals and officially adopted in 1999. One of the main objectives of the Master Plan is to promote an attractive, cost-effective, and convenient greenway system throughout Warren County that will attract and serve a wide range of users. In addition, an effort will be made to educate users of the greenway system the importance of safe use and also the importance of the greenbelt system to our community.
Kentucky Six-Year Highway Plan
The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) begins all roadway construction projects with a Six-Year Plan. The cabinet selects projects based on need. These projects are prioritized and the Six-Year Plan shows their progress from the beginning phases of design through construction. Anticipated dates for which each phase will begin are listed as well as the types of funding expected and costs for each phase. Projects are listed by the county in which they are located.
Sidewalk Master Plan