We recently surveyed progress on the Blue River Trail with the Kansas City Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee, and are happy to report that this exciting project in South KC is well on its way to opening in October of this year.
The Blue River Trail is under construction between Bannister Road and I-435, turning south from where the Indian Creek Trail ends at the Blue River. A small section south of I-435 is already finished and being heavily used by the neighborhood.
Here is a slideshow of the trail construction. It's going to be a great trail through some amazing scenery and awesome views.
Black line at top is the final completed segment of the Indian Creek Trail. Red line is Blue River Trail under construction between Bannister and I-435. Black line at bottom is newly finished Blue River Trail south of I-435 to Alex George Lake, just north of Red Bridge Road. The next phase will be to continue south to Red Bridge Road and beyond.
BikeWalkKC Executive Director Eric Rogers chairs the City's Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee, a group of citizens appointed by the Mayor and City Council to advise the City on plans, policies, and facilities.