Advocacy

advocacy

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.

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


Kansas City, Missouri

Bicycle Master Plan: KCMO city staff is currently working to rewrite the Bike KC plan along BikeWalkKC, other partner organizations, and community members. The goal for completion of the updated Bike KC plan is Spring of 2018.

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.

Independence Avenue: The City is developing the Independence Avenue Pedestrian Safety Improvements Study, which is expected to continue through the end of 2017.

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 bikes onboard and access around the Kansas City Streetcar on 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. If you are harassed when biking or walking, CONTACT 911 to report the incident.


Independence, MO

Independence 2040 Master Plan: Independence is updating its comprehensive master plan, which will guide decisions about how the community develops between now and 2040.


Johnson County

Lenexa: The Lenexa City Council recently received a presentation about Complete Streets to improve biking and walking as they consider adopting a formal policy.

Overland Park Bike Master Plan: Overland Park adopted a long-term, first-ever comprehensive bicycle plan for the city, which includes 263 miles of bicycling infrastructure.

Prairie Village: The Prairie Village City Council is working on a comprehensive bike and pedestrian study for the city, expected to be complete in September 2017.


Northland

North Kansas City: The City’s Master Plan includes a safe multimodal network, with new and enhanced bike networks and pedestrian connectivity. North Kansas City installed the first Kansas City BCycle bike share stations north of the river in June 2017.


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