Bikeways in KCMO: What we are doing and how you can help

In an earlier blog post this week, we outlined steps we believe KCMO leadership can take to make real progress on installing bikeways in Kansas City. Many of you have asked what BikeWalkKC is doing and how you can help. What BikeWalkKC is doing Regular meetings with the City Manager, City Councilmembers, and city staff […]

Deja Vu All Over Again – Downtown KCMO Bikeways Delayed Until 2018

Grand Boulevard and other Downtown bike lanes won’t be coming in 2017, and the problems they face could jeopardize other planned bike lanes around the city. In June of this year, the beleaguered Grand bike lane project was dealt another setback in its long struggle toward implementation. The Federal Highway Administration nixed the City’s latest […]

Tour of Kansas City **

The Tour of KC is a multi-day cycling festival celebrating health, fitness, and the City of Kansas City while promoting the cycling culture. With opportunities for every level of bicycle enthusiast, from the novice rider to the professional racer, there is something for everyone. Cyclists can participate in non-competitive events including the area’s first Gran […]

Performance audit says reboot the KCMO bike plan

If you are frustrated with the pace of adding bike lanes on the streets of Kansas City, you are not alone. The KCMO City Auditor has released a performance audit of “Bike KC” – the city’s 2001 bike plan, finding it was inadequate from the start and a series of challenges over the last 15 years have doomed its success.

Protected bike lanes coming to KC

Neighborhood support wins remake of Armour Boulevard in Midtown with road diet, protected bike lanes, and new crosswalks. Last weekend KCMO Public Works unveiled plans for the city’s first protected bike lanes on Armour Boulevard in Midtown. The new design coming in 2017 will create one-way protected bike lanes or cycletracks on each side of the […]

Kansas City’s first bike-specific traffic signal

KCMO Public Works recently installed the city’s first bike traffic signal at 11th and Main Downtown, and is hosting a public demo Friday morning at 10:00 am. Bike signals are increasingly common in the US as a way to give cyclists a separate phase in the traffic lights at intersections. KC’s first bike signal is […]