In Your Community > Eastern Jackson County

Including Independence, Lee's Summit, Blue Springs, Grandview, Raytown, etc.

BikeWalkKC's Programs and Activities

Eastern Jackson County residents needed for BikeWalkKC Board!
Geography is one of the important things we consider as strive towards an organization that fully represents the diversity of Greater Kansas City. If you are in Eastern Jack and are passionate about our mission to redefine our streets as places for people to build a culture of active living, we want to hear from you!

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. In 2018 we are excited to expand our BLAST program in the Independence School District. 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.

Current Campaigns and Advocacy Issues

Fairmount Business District: Planning Sustainable Places
BikeWalkKC was part of a team working to improve walking and biking in northwest Independence, as part of the city's Master Plan process. Click here to view the Master Plan document (2017).

Independence 2040
Speak up to ensure the city's next master plan will improve walking and biking! Learn more.

SmartMoves 3.0: Better transit for Eastern Jackson County
Learn how EJC fits into the new regional transit plan and what you can do to get better transit in your community.

Current Public Projects

Route 50/291 Interchange
A new interchange for these two highways in Lee's Summit will include the first protected bike/ped crossing over US 50 Hwy. Learn more via MoDOT.

Rock Island corridor trail and Katy Trail State Park connection
Groundbreaking for this highly anticipated project will happen soon, with the first sections of trail opening by the end of 2018. Learn more.

Downtown Lee's Summit Bike Parking Plan
Lee's Summit, in partnership with BikeWalkKC and local businesses, now provides bike parking for visitors to Downtown businesses and destinations.

Local Resources in Eastern Jackson County

Blue Springs trail information and map

Independence Trails Plan (PDF)

Grandview Communities for All Ages

How you can get involved

Livable Streets Lee's Summit
Serve as Lee’s Summit’s citizen advisory board to the City Council and promote livable streets principles in planning, advocating, and encouraging an accessible, safe, efficient, and sustainable transportation network. Meetings are held the 3rd Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. in City Hall's Strothers meeting room.

BikeWalkKC Advocacy Mailing List
Get email alerts about important news in your community. This is a low-volume list.

Little Blue Trace Trail

Upcoming Events

Sat 22

Tour de Lakes**

June 22 @ 7:00 am - 12:00 pm
Aug 25

Tour de Shawnee**

August 25 @ 6:30 am - 3:00 pm
Sep 28

2019 Bike MS: Kansas City**

September 28 @ 8:00 am - September 29 @ 5:00 pm

Stats and Highlights

Lee's Summit is a nationally designated Walk Friendly Community and a Bike Friendly Community.

Complete Streets Policies

  • Blue Springs
  • Independence
  • Lee's Summit