Last year Overland Park created one of the region’s most ambitious bike plans, and since then the city is moving rapidly to begin implementing the plan. We recently checked in with City Traffic Engineer Brian Shields for an update on the construction of on-street bike routes in Overland Park. Bike Lanes The big news is […]
Road diets are vital for the mobility and the health of Kansas Citians. We know, we’ve been the ones telling you about that throughout the year. We wrote about it for the Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City. We’ve been working with the City Halls around the region to find opportunities for road diets […]
A much-needed road diet and new sidewalk are finally under construction on Mission Road in the Rosedale area of KCK. We are excited to see a new pedestrian connection for Rosedale Park and Frank Rushton Elementary School!
The Waldo CID, Family Bikes, and the city of KCMO is holding a series of open house events this week to gather public input on how best to improve the intersection of 75th and Wornall in Waldo. The first meeting is this evening (Tuesday, August 11th) at 5:30 p.m. An historic streetcar suburb, Waldo is replete with […]
The City of KCMO has identified forty-six streets as good candidates for road diets – an idea that re-purposes underutilized roadway space to create places for people to walk and bike. The first road diet is already scheduled for this year. Video of the April 2nd Public Works presentation to the City Council’s Transportation and […]
May is Bike Month! Welcome to Kansas City Bike Month 2015! We’re excited to once again encourage new and experienced riders alike to have fun during May. In addition to BikeWalkKC favorites like Bike to Work Week, Bike to School Day, Tour de Bier, New Belgium Clips Film Tour, our community partners are hosting even […]
The Prairie Village Post reported earlier this morning that the road diet proposed for the section of Mission Road between 71st and 75th Street has been removed from the Governing Body’s list of priorities for the 2016 construction schedule. The vote removing the project from the priority list was 7-5, with members of the Governing […]
This morning the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee of the KCMO City Council heard a presentation from the department of public works on a recently completed road diet analysis. The analysis was prompted by a council resolution adopted in December that called for an analysis of all of the city’s undivided streets with four or more […]
US Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx challenges mayors to improve safety walking and biking. KCMO Mayor Sly James takes on the challenge, and BikeWalkKC invites other KC area mayors to join him.
KCMO has a plan for 12 miles of new bike lanes linking the various neighborhoods of Downtown – River Market, Loop, Crossroads, Westside, 18th & Vine, and Crown Center. The centerpiece is a transformation of Grand Boulevard into a transit and bike corridor with buffered bike lanes, enhanced “super stops” for public transit, and a […]