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

Youth Education
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.

Bike Share
Our Kansas City BCycle program has stations all over the KC Metro, including the River Market, downtown, Westport, the Plaza, UMKC, Brookside, and Waldo. Since 2012 BCycle users have offset more than 100,000 pounds of carbon and burned more than 7.5 million calories.

Current Campaigns and Advocacy Issues

Downtown/Midtown Bike Lane Delays
BikeWalkKC is monitoring several big bike lane projects that have been delayed for years, including the City's first parking-protected bike lanes on Armour. Additional lanes are scheduled along Benton and the Paseo this year. We continue to meet with city leaders to press for continued progress. Check the KCMO Bike KC page for updates.

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.

Current Public Projects

Sidewalk Repair Program funded by Question 1 infrastructure bonds

KCMO Bike Plan

Armour Boulevard Bikeway

Independence Avenue Pedestrian Safety Study

Local Resources in Central and South KC

2008 Trails KC master plan

2003 Walkability plan

KC Streetcar

Car-Free Weekends on Cliff Drive

LISC Neighborhood Quality of Life Plans

How you can get involved

Join a group ride

KCMO Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Committee
Fourth Mondays at 4:30 p.m. KC Health Department, 2400 Troost Avenue

Greater Downtown Area Plan

Midtown/Plaza Area Plan

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

East High School Bike Club

Upcoming Events

Sat 27

Halloween Bike Rodeo

October 27 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Nov 17

Cranksgiving, Food Drive on Bikes

November 17 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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

Bike Friendly Businesses

  • Family Bicycles
  • One More Cup