Connect Our Trails – Close the Gaps

The KC metro's growing networks of trails, sidewalks, and bikeways are still disconnected in many places. We need your help to find out where closing a small gap can have a big impact on connecting people to school, work, shopping, and other destinations. BikeWalkKC is sharing your ideas with regional transportation planners who are working on new funding opportunities in 2024.

Some of the gaps you have already told us about include:

  • Trolley Track Trail connections and gaps (Gillham Road, Brush Creek Trail, Indian Creek Trail, Brookside gap, etc.)
  • Brush Creek Trail and Rock Island Trail/Truman Sports Complex
  • Riverfront Heritage Trail upgrades to protected/separated trail (West Bottoms, connection between Town of Kansas Bridge and Lewis & Clark Overlook)
  • 5300 block of North Oak (no nearby crosswalks to access bus stops)
  • Briarcliff neighborhood (missing sidewalks throughout, especially near Briarcliff Elementary School)
  • Woodland Avenue in Pendleton Heights (KCU construction cutoff an existing bike route without providing an alternative)

Other gaps where progress is happening:

  • Gillham Road, Brush Creek Trail, and Trolley Track Trail (construction planned for 2024)
  • Trolley Track Trail through the Waldo parking lots (construction started in early 2024!)
  • MO 9 Highway between North Kansas City and Riverside (planning study underway in 2024, but no construction funded yet)

Help us find the gaps

Help us identify places in the trail/sidewalk/bikeway network where closing a gap would have a big benefit for connecting neighborhoods, jobs, schools, shopping, services, and more.

A brief 1 sentence description to help us label and refer to your suggestion
Describe where it is, where the missing piece is located, and anything else relevant.
What important connection(s) would be made by closing this gap? What types of destinations would be connected? e.g. schools, neighborhoods, transit, services, etc.
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