City Council sends $800 million infrastructure bond to voters with big sidewalk and bike lane improvements

After a day of intense debate yesterday the KCMO City Council finally agreed on and unanimously approved an infrastructure program to send to voters on April 4th. Despite heavy pressure from the highway builders for a roads-first approach, the final plan that emerged yesterday has the potential to be transformational for walking, biking, and neighborhood […]

Sidewalks Mean Business

In debate about $800 million infrastructure bond, evidence shows sidewalks and bike lanes bring the biggest return on investment of public money. They create more jobs than road-only projects, and have high ROI on economic activity and health improvements.

Polling shows strong public support for city-funded sidewalk program in the infrastructure bond

Opinion polling for the city’s proposed $800 million infrastructure bond shows that 72% of people would be more likely to vote yes if it included a city-funded sidewalk program that shifted the financial burden off of homeowners. This is second only to improving the condition and safety of the city’s existing streets and bridges. Current […]