Advocacy

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BikeWalkKC is your voice for better walking and bicycling, but we need your help to speak up for your own community. Find an opportunity below, and be sure to join our Advocacy Mailing List to be notified about developments in your own community.


Regional

Centennial Bridge: KDOT is studying replacement options for the Missouri River bridge between Leavenworth and Platte Counties.

Broadway Bridge: The next new Missouri River bridge will be a key connection for walking and biking. Many people already risk their lives to walk on it. Let’s give them a safe place.

US 69 Bridges over the Missouri River: Help us make sure bike/ped is included on the new Fairfax/Platte Purchase bridges linking KCK to the Northland.

Katy Trail Connection: Connecting the country’s longest rail-trail into the heart of the metro area.


Kansas City, Missouri

Bike and Pedestrian Planning: MoDOT and its planning partners need help identifying issues, needs, and locations for bicycle and pedestrian travel ways along MoDOT’s roads.

Armour Boulevard: The plan calls for protected bike lanes along the entire length of Armour Boulevard from Broadway to Paseo.

Complete KC: Our newest initiative to launch a community-driven process to redesign Kansas City’s streets to better serve people of all ages.

KC Public Schools: Support walking and biking to school in the KCPS’ new facilities master plan and boundary update.

Midtown/Plaza Area Plan: Support biking, walking, and transit in the new master plan for the neighborhoods between 31st and 55th, between State Line Road and The Paseo.

Streetcars and Bikes: Frequently Asked Questions about bike safety and acces around the streetcard starting line coming to Main Street in Downtown KCMO.

Safe Streets KC: An anti-harassment ordinance BikeWalkKC spearheaded to protect cyclists, pedestrians, people with disabilities and other vulnerable road users.


Johnson County

Leawood Active Transportation Plan: Leawood is creating a new master plan for walking and biking. Share your ideas and concerns!

Overland Park Bike Master Plan: BikeWalkKC will be representing you on the steering committee for this upcoming project. Stay tuned for more information and opportunities to participate in early 2014.


Northland

Bike Parking: The City is looking for your suggestions about where to put public bike racks.


Local Advisory Committees

Kansas City, MO: Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Committee
3rd Monday at 4:00 p.m., City Hall 10th Floor

Leawood: Bicycle Friendly Committee

Lee’s Summit: Livable Streets Advisory Board

Shawnee: Bicycle Advisory Committee

Wyandotte County: Healthy Communities Task Force


Previous Advocacy Issues

Swope Area Plan

Lee’s Summit Road

The Complete Streets project for Southwest Boulevard and Merriam Lane