One of the biggest obstacles to better walking and biking in KCMO is a lack of local investment in sidewalks, bike lanes, and other infrastructure. And for this reason, BikeWalkKC endorses Question 1, 2, 3 on the April 4th ballot.
City Hall is asking voters to approve an $800 million investment in infrastructure, including significant new investments in walking and biking.
Why should you vote yes?
A yes vote on all three questions is a vote for unprecedented investments in sidewalks, ADA improvements, and complete streets. Over the course of a few blog posts we will go into some more detail about each benefit that a yes vote will bring to KCMO. For now here is a quick rundown:
- $150 million for neighborhood sidewalks
- Ending sidewalk assessments and lifting the financial burden from homeowners
- $450 million to rebuild local streets, including sidewalks and bike lanes
- ADA improvements to make city streets and public buildings more accessible
- Workforce development and job training opportunities for local residents to do this construction work
- Trail improvements
Visit http://bikewalkkc.org/vote123 to learn more about the April 4th election and the details about how it will improve walking and biking.
Stay tuned as we discuss this further in the coming days. But for now check out below how you can get active in this campaign.
Get Involved and Learn More
Visit http://bikewalkkc.org/vote123 to find an upcoming local meeting in your own neighborhood.
We need your support to keep fighting for better walking and biking
BikeWalkKC’s advocacy work relies on the support of our members and individual donors. Please make a donation today. Investing in BikeWalkKC will help us get voters to the polls on April 4th to support investing in a better quality of life for all of Kansas City.