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 […]

Give your feedback on KCMO’s Bike Friendly Community application

Kansas City, MO recently applied to be re-instated as a nationally recognized Bicycle Friendly Community. Now the League of American Bicyclists wants to hear from local residents on how bike friendly you think the city is. There is a short 5 minute survey you can fill out to share your opinion and provide any feedback that you […]

You say sidewalks are important – we want to know why

Reposted from MidtownKC Post The Midtown KC Post, BikeWalkKC and The Whole Person are teaming up to engage Midtown residents in a discussion of Kansas City’s sidewalks, why sidewalks are important and how sidewalk policy could be improved. The goal of the MidtownKC Walks project is to develop a community plan for fixing the problem […]