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Safer Access Everyone (SAFE) Sidewalk Program


HUTCHINSON, Kan. – The City of Hutchinson is soliciting applications for a Sidewalk Program for installing, removing, and replacing non-existing and defective concrete sidewalks through a cost-sharing plan paid by the City of Hutchinson and paid by the property owner. The Safer Access for Everyone (SAFE) sidewalk program is designed to connect and promote continuous hazard-free pedestrian pathways. The program allows for funding assistance in the cost per frontage per landowner for the repair/replacement or installation of sidewalks. 


Eligibility for consideration to the Sidewalk Program: 

Applications must be submitted to [email protected] or received at City Hall by close of business March 31, 2023 for consideration. Criteria for consideration are outlined below. Note, funding is limited. 

  • First and foremost, to participate in the program the property must be located within the City of Hutchinson city limits.
  • The property owner(s) must not have outstanding permit violations and no outstanding indebtedness to the city. 


  • Priority will be given to neighborhoods without existing sidewalks.
  • How many are in this area that turned in an application?
  • In a featured neighborhood
  • Proximity to amenities (grocery store, laundromat, hospital, school, doctor, dentist)
  • Status of sidewalk in front of the subject requested property for installment/replacement/repair?
  • Alignment with the Bicycle Pedestrian Master Plan