2012 Budget Hearings

Speak Up iconFind a budget hearing convenient to your schedule and location. Everyone who shows up will have an opportunity to speak. Simply and briefly say you think it’s important to invest in bicycling and walking infrastructure. Print this page and take it with you for some suggestions on what to say.

Can’t testify in person? Send an email the Mayor and your Councilmembers.

Some specific examples of bike/ped investments to request:

  • Sidewalks and crosswalks.
  • Curb cuts and audible traffic signals for the disabled.
  • Bike lanes, especially to support the new bike share system
  • Trails for both transportation and recreation.
  • Maintenance of existing trails.

Reasons why investments in walking and bicycling are important, even in tough budget times:

  • Bike/ped projects have a higher return on investment and create more jobs per dollar than road construction and other infrastructure spending.
  • Provide transportation options and job access for people who need to get to work.
  • Ensure the safety of people using bicycle and pedestrian facilities.
  • Promote health and fitness of Kansas Citians to combat chronic conditions like obesity and diabetes in times of rising health care costs.
  • Recreational opportunities and transportation options increase the quality of life in the City and help it compete better for economic development.

Print this page and take it with you to the budget hearing.

Also: Send a note to your City Councilmembers in support of funding.

 

BUDGET HEARING SCHEDULE

Saturday, Feb. 4th, 10:00 a.m. – Noon
KC Health Department (south entrance)
2400 Troost Avene

Saturday, Feb. 11th, 10:00 a.m. – Noon
Southeast Community Center
4201 East 63rd Street

Saturday, Feb. 18th, 10:00 a.m. – Noon
Mohart Center
3200 Wayne Avenue

Wednesday, Feb. 22nd, 6:00 p.m. – 8 :00 p.m.
Park Hill Education Center
7703 NW Barry Road

Saturday, Feb. 2th, 10:00 a.m. – Noon
Shoal Creek Police Academy
6885 NE Pleasant Valley Road (at I-435)

Wednesday, Feb. 29th, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Hillcrest Community Center
10401 Hillcrest Road (at I-470)