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 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

Sidewalk Repair Program funded by Question 1 infrastructure bonds

KCMO Bike Plan

Armour Boulevard Bikeway

Independence Avenue Pedestrian Safety Study

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

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

Nov 04

KC Tweed Ride 2017

November 4 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Nov 18

CranksgivingKC 2017 **

November 18 @ 12:30 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