The Midtown/Plaza Area Plan process is zeroing in conversations with specific neighborhoods with a series of public meetings this month. Here is your chance to meet with city planners and discuss ideas and concerns about your own neighborhood.
The Kansas Department of Transportation wants your input as it updates the 1995 State Bicycle & Pedestrian Plan. A lot has changed in the last decade. Communities have grown and changed. New infrastructure options like buffered bike lanes, sharrows, bike share, and cycletracks have joined the tried and true trail and bike lane. Attitudes have evolved. Biking and walking have become important issues for public health and economic development.
The City is embarking on a long overdue update to master plans for some of the region's most walkable and bikeable neighborhoods, providing a tremendous opportunity to speak up for better walking and bicycling.
Most cities and towns use angle or diagonal parking to squeeze in a few more automobile parking spaces on city streets. BikeWalkKC is working to reform parking policy in Greater Kansas City to encourage a switch back-in angle parking, which is safer for bicyclists, pedestrians, and even motorists.
KCK has created the first draft of a new master plan for sidewalks and trails based on public comments received in March 2012. This week is your opportunity to see the draft and provide more feedback to planners and engineers.