The gap between jobs and transit is getting wider in Kansas City. Transit can't keep up with the shift of jobs from city centers to suburban office parks, or with the rise of suburb-to-suburb commutes. Only 60% of metro jobs are located in neighborhoods with transit service, and just 13% of local residents are within a 90 minute bus ride of work (down from 18% last year).
Six local residents have been recognized for distinguished service to walking and bicycling in Missouri. At its sixth Annual Capitol Day, the Missouri Bicycle and Pedestrian Federation presented awards to Missourians from across the state.
Meg McFarland, Kansas City, for leading Walking School Bus initiatives at Briarcliff Elementary School in the North Kansas City School District.
The City of Overland park is considering a Complete Streets policy to better include walking and bicycling in future street projects, and it gets its first hearing the evening of Wednesday, January 25th.