Learn about the Downtown Streetcar

The city is working on a yet another rail plan, but this one looks like it might actually happen.  On June 21st you can find all about it and provide your own two cents. A streetcar starter line is the works between River Market and Crown Center. The big difference from past efforts is that […]

First streetcar tracks installed on Main Street

KC Downtown Streetcar construction doesn't begin in earnest until 2014, but the City has already installed the first piece of track on the newly-replaced Main Street bridge over I-670 (South Loop). This is a great opportunity for cyclists to get some practice riding with streetcar tracks.  Be sure to check out our Streetcar and Bikes […]

A New Idea for the Cliff Drive Connector Alternative

We recently covered the story about Parks and Recreation's proposal for a dangerous sharrow configuration on Independence Avenue in place of the more costly, off-street Cliff Drive connector trail. As an alternative we suggested a protected, 2-way cycletrack on Independence Ave as one option for constructing a trail-like environment and maintaining ADA compliance.   Luckily we […]

Action Alert – Streetcar to Riverfront, speak up for biking and walking

Transit officials are studying a second streetcar extension to Berkley Riverfront Park, possibly using the existing and narrow Grand Avenue viaduct that currently connects the City Market with the riverfront. Your voice is needed at the public meeting on May 31st to help BikeWalkKC ensure good bike and pedestrian access is included from the beginning. […]

BikeWalkKC Supports Streetcar Planning Ordinance

BikeWalkKC has submitted a letter of support for Ordinance No. 171032, which allows for further planning of proposed streetcar expansions. We believe that it is in the best interest of the city to continue to create a system that embraces all modes of transportation. You can read the letter below: January 10, 2018 Councilman Jermaine […]