Here’s how new study proposes making College and Metcalf area in Overland Park more pedestrian-friendly

A consultant told the Overland Park City Council Monday that more immediate improvements could include brighter, wider crosswalk paint, raised sidewalks to slow down traffic and enhanced and more visible bike lanes. But a new study also includes potentially constructing a pedestrian bridge at the busy College and Metcalf intersection at some point in the future. Image via Overland Park city documents.

The long-range plan to make the College Boulevard area near Metcalf Avenue more pleasant for pedestrians will focus heavily on safer crosswalks, bike lanes and shared paths that could one day link small parks and water features, Overland Park City Council members learned.

The council reviewed the final plan of the College and Metcalf Mobility study on Monday with an eye toward including it in the city’s comprehensive plan for improving the area over the coming years.