REVISED Mobility Index (Council Key Result Indicator #9)
Transportation issues can have a tremendous impact on living, working and doing business in Olathe. Transportation management reaches across all modes of transportation (pedestrian, bicycle, bus and auto) and seeks to make modal connections and improvements consistent with sound land-use planning.
As part of the 2016 Transportation Master Plan update, Public Works revised the Mobility Index to measure progress toward organizational goals relevant to transportation. The revised indexes were developed to provide a more granular view of the organizational goals to Advance Safe and Efficient Transportation Choices, Deliver High-Quality Customer Service, Be Responsible & Accountable Financial Stewards, and Improve and Maintain City Assets.
The former Mobility Index was separated into the following three indexes:
- Mobility – availability and movement within the overall transportation network
- Transportation Preservation and Renewal - current performance of the system vital to support existing and future assets
- Transportation Satisfaction - customer perception regarding overall transportation network availability, movement and condition
The Mobility element emphasizes a balanced multi-modal transportation system that provides effective, efficient, and safe mobility for residents. It acknowledges fiscal and environmental constraints and supports purposeful integration of transportation and land-use decisions to be mutually supportive.
With the focus areas of Transportation, Public Safety, Active Lifestyles, and Economic Viability as a backdrop, the following initiatives frame Olathe’s desire to Advance Safe and Efficient Transportation Choices:
Initiative 1: Provide a transportation system that supports mobility, safety, and access for future development.
Initiative 2: Provide street designs that meet the needs of people walking, driving, cycling, and taking transit.
Initiative 3: Support PlanOlathe with appropriate transportation investments and infrastructure.
Initiative 4: Support active transportation, and improved connectivity for all modes. Eliminate gaps in connectivity.
2017 will be the baseline year for this newly updated measure.
The Mobility Index will link future progress in comparison to 2017 data. Additionally, 2017 data will be set as the baseline value of 100.