Over the past few months, walking, biking, and transit have played a more prominent role in conversations about how to make our city safer, more accessible, and more environmentally friendly. Yet the question remains: will city leaders make multimodal transportation a priority when it matters most? One way to ensure that they do will be with the 2020 City Budget. This is the opportune time for people like you to speak up for more funding for walking, biking, and transit.
Make your voice heard, share your perspective, and address City leadership:
North | Saturday, February 22 | 9-11 am
Northgate Middle School, 2117 NE 48th Street (Register Here)
South | Saturday, February 29 | 9-11 am
Southeast Community Center, 4201 E. 63rd Street (Register Here)
Central | Tuesday, March 3 | 11:30 am-1:30 pm
KCMO Health Dept., 2400 Troost (Register Here)
What’s in the Budget?
Some good news for transit, sidewalks, street maintenance, Complete Streets, and more. Read our blog for the full details!
Some suggested ideas and talking points:
Support investments in transit, including fare free riding, route expansion, the streetcar, bus system, and bike share.
Budget for implementation of the city’s new bike master plan, so we can speed up the pace of adding bike lanes.
Implement the Transit-Oriented Development policy and ensure that future land use supports transit, walking, and biking.
Support Safe Routes to School programs in local schools to make it safer for kids to walk and bike to school.
Allocate funding to support the implementation of Vision Zero and help reduce the number of traffic crashes, fatalities, and injuries.
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