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 […]
Several bike/ped bills filed in the Missouri General Assembly, including one big head scratcher. In Kansas, no news may be good news.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]