Lawrence Loop Alignment Study

We are conducting an alternative analysis to determine the feasibility of alignments for two incomplete sections of bikeway between the north end of the Burroughs Creek Rail Trail along 11th Street to the Shared Use Path in Burcham Park and the west side of the Sandra Shaw Trail to the Peterson Road Shared Use Path.

The first open house was held on June 12, 2017.

The City of Lawrence reviewed what we heard during the first Open House and proposed routes have been selected to complete the Lawrence Loop pedestrian and bicycle path. Provide your input on the potential Lawrence Loop alignments at our second Open House:

  • September 18th, 2017
  • 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
  • Lawrence Public Library Auditorium, 707 Vermont Street

There will be no formal presentation so please feel free come at your convenience between these times. If you are unavailable to attend and wish to provide input please contact David Hamby at (785) 749-4474 x2106.

View the Lawrence Loop and the bikeway network

View the study timeline

What is a Shared Use Path or Undercrossing?

Alignments Selected for Feasibility Study

Help weigh in on the routes to close the gaps in the Lawrence Loop!  Take the short survey today!


Bike or Walk the Lawrence Loop

The city continues to be a leader in the construction and development of trails and paths which allow our residents access to all parts of the community by walking or biking. The Lawrence Loop is a project that, when completed, will provide a continuous 22-mile trail around the city limits.  Public Works and the Parks and Recreation Department are working together to develop the Lawrence Loop as an amenity for the community.  The city has added two sections to the trail in 2016 alone including trails through Rock Chalk Park and another section called the Baldwin Creek Trail, also in northwest Lawrence.

View the Bicycle Rideability Map