April is bringing great progress on bicycle and pedestrian policy reform in both of our state capitals. Kansas just adopted a 3 foot passing and dead red law, while a Missouri Complete Streets is moving forward. KansasGovernor Sam Brownback is now signed a bill requiring motorists to pass bicyclists with at least 3 feet of […]
The Kansas Department of Transportation is taking applications through May 31st for projects that make it safer for children to walk and bike to school. Schools and cities can apply for funds to build or repair sidewalks, improve crosswalks, development educational campaigns, enforce school zone speed limits, etc. Kansas has epidemics of childhood obesity and […]
Priarie Spirit Rail Trail (Iola Register) Flint Hills Nature Trail (KansasCyclist.com) Kansas’ growing rail trail network is in jeopardy in the Kansas Legislature. House Bill 2735 would impose a tax burden on rail trails and on the nonprofit organizations that build and maintain them. This would discourage development of new trails and potentially bankrupt the […]
Several bike/ped bills filed in the Missouri General Assembly, including one big head scratcher. In Kansas, no news may be good news.
Glenda Taylor was hit and killed on June 7th, 2015 while warming up for the Kansas State Time Trial Championships in the town of Walnut, in southeast Kansas. Last week the motorist who killed Glenda was sentenced to serve just 60 days in jail. He pled guilty as part of plea deal agreed to by […]
Ride Details Date(s): September 16-17, 2017 Start/Finish Location: Garmin Headquarters – 1200 E. 151st St., Olathe, KS 66062 Fundraising Minimum: $200 Age Minimum: 12 Contact the event organizer Ready for the ride of a lifetime? Bike MS: Kansas City Ride will take you farther than you’ve gone before. Voted Kansas City’s ‘Best Supported Ride’ by […]
Join us for a Public Open House: January 23! The City of Westwood is working in coordination with the City of Roeland Park, Unified Government of Wyandotte County-Kansas City, Kansas, and the Mid-America Regional Council to study improvements to 47th Street. This planning effort is exploring ways to make the 47th Street corridor safer, more […]
Leawood Parks and Recreation and the Leawood Police Department are excited to announce Stride N’ Ride, a new event to encourage and educate the community about fitness and healthy transportation. Make fitness a family affair by learning how to incorporate walking and biking into your family lifestyle to form positive attitudes about getting active and staying […]