KC Council votes on three big projects today

Today the KC City Council is voting projects to extend the Longview Road bike lanes in the south, extend the Line Creek Trail in the north, and complete the Little Blue Trace Trail in the east. The first vote is this morning at 8:15 a.m. in the Transportation and Infrastucture Committee, where BikeWalkKC will be […]

Trails and Complete Streets progress in Independence

June is a big month for livability in Independence, with a new trail opening and consideration of a new Complete Streets policy. Everyone who lives, works, or bikes in Independence is invited to experience the new trail and show support for policies and facilities that the city a better place to walk and bicycle. Little […]

Great trail progress around the metro area

National Trails Day on June 4th marked some great progress on the development of MetroGreen, the regional trail network. Katy Trail ConnectionPleasant Hill opened the first section of the MoPac Trail, a local connection to the Katy Trail extension currently in progress by State Parks. Line Creek TrailThe City of KCMO celebrated a new trailhead […]

Star editorial supports Katy Trail connection to KC

The Kansas City Star recently published an editorial supporting continued efforts to connect the Katy Trail to the heart of the metro area.  Cities in  Jackson County are working together to acquire the old Rock Island railroad corridor from Pleasant Hill to the Truman Sports Complex, which could some day host both the trail and […]

Great progress on Brush Creek, Van Brunt, and Line Creek Trails

This summer has brought great progress on three trail projects in KCMO… The Brush Creek Trail has long been one of the city’s most promising and yet most frustrating trails. The beautifully landscaped trail passes through some of the city’s most scenic areas like the Country Club Plaza, Nelson-Atkins Museum, and Lake of the Enshriners. […]

Trolley Trail closed at Troost due to sinkhole fears

Part of the Trolley Track Trail has been closed from Troost Avenue east to Woodland Avenue due to concerns about a possible sinkhole developing. This is the same section of trail that was closed for several months in 2010 when a sinkhole appear near an abandoned mine. There is no sinkhole yet, but the KC […]

Support Platte County Trails and Parks

Trail and park funding is under attack in Platte County. Please take a minute to let the County Commission know that you support continued investments in trails and parks for the health, vitality, and economy of Platte County. The Platte County Commission recently rejected a proposal to reduce funding for parks and trails, and now […]

Katy Trail Construction Update

The Star reports that 3 miles are complete and federal approval is progress for a change of plans that will make the trail even better once it’s all finished. An extension of the Katy Trail State Park from Windsor to Pleasant Hill in Kansas City’s southest suburbs is underway. The first three mile segment of […]

Prairie Village Trails Plan creates debate and splits City Council

Prairie Village’s new trails plan is now under construction, and some residents are upset about the addition of trails and sidewalks in front of their homes. Last night the City Council debated the plan and Mayor Ron Shaffer cast a tie-breaking vote to support the current plan. Email the Mayor and City Council now, or keep […]