In Your Community > Central and South KCMO
KCMO South of the River, including Downtown, Midtown, East Side, Brookside, Waldo, South KC
BikeWalkKC Programs and Activities
Our BLAST program (Bike Lesson and Safety Training) teaches 5th graders the skills they need to bike safely and confidently to school or around their neighborhood. Since 2012 BLAST has served more than 5,000 kids at dozens of schools in the KCPS and Hickman Mills districts. Learn more.
Safe Routes to School
BikeWalkKC provides technical assistance and programs to schools and school districts to help them get more kids walking and biking to school. Learn more.
Our Kansas City BCycle program now has 30 stations from the City Marke to Waldo. Since 2012 BCycle users have offset more than 100,000 pounds of carbon and burned more than 7.5 million calories. In Summer 2017 8 more stations area coming to areas like the River Market, West 39th Street, UMKC, and Midtown. Stay tuned for details!
Current Campaigns and Advocacy Issues
Downtown/Midtown Bike Lane Delays
BikeWalkKC is monitoring several big bike lane projects that have been delayed for years. City officials committed to progress in 2017 on the Downtown bike network, Grand Boulevard, and Armour Boulevard projects - but with the year half over it is unlikely we'll see paint on the pavement this year. We are meeting with city leaders this summer to press for faster progress. Stay tuned for updates soon.
Broadway Bridge Replacement
Local and state officials are debating what to do about the crumbling bridge. A new replacement bridge is the best way to improve bike/ped safety and someday remove the north leg of the downtown loop. Learn more about the issue and BikeWalkKC's position.
Updating the Complete Streets Policy
KCMO's current Complete Streets policy scores __ out of 100 according to the National Center for Complete Streets. It is essentially toothless. The City's Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee is working to update the policy with real teeth and with measurable outcomes. This will be critical for successful implementing the new sidewalk program and the new bicycle master plan. Stay tuned for how you can help when the new policy goes to City Council.
Current Public Projects
Information coming soon on these current projects:
- Benton Boulevard Bikeway
- Paseo Boulevard bike lanes
- Gladstone/Benton Boulevard bike lanes
- Charlotte/Holmes bike lanes
- Cliff Drive Connector Trail
Local Resources in Central and South KC
How you can get involved
Join a group ride
- Monday Night Rides from 18th & Vine Jazz District
- KC Fun Ride at Boulevard Brewery
- STARS - Sisters That Are Riding Strong
KCMO Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Committee
Fourth Mondays at 4:30 p.m. KC Health Department, 2400 Troost Avenue
BikeWalkKC Advocacy Mailing List
Get email alerts about important news in your community. This is a low-volume list.
City Hall Information
Find your City Council members
Each district has two representatives at City Hall. 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th Districts include the Jackson County part of Kansas City.
- 3rd District Community Meetings: 2nd Mondays at 6:o0 pm, Gregg-Klice Community Center at 18th and Vine
- 4th District: Jolie Justus' and Katheryn Shields' Newsletter
- 4th District: Jolie Justus' Office Hours: Wednesdays at 4:00 pm at Tower Tavern, 31st and Oak
- 6th District: Community Meetings with Scott Taylor and Kevin McManus, 2nd Fridays at 7:30 am, Trailside Center at 99th and Holmes
Stats and Highlights
11,000 kids have been served by our Youth Education programs
Kansas City BCycle users have offset 100,000 pounds of carbon and burned 7.5 million calories
KCMO has a Complete Streets policy and is Bronze Level Bike Friendly Community
- Family Bicycles
- One More Cup