BikeWalkKC envisions a region where the majority of residents live in communities with Complete Streets policies – the simple idea that roads should be designed and built to include everyone – pedestrians, cyclists, children, seniors, the disabled, transit riders, and even motorists.
Today, over 2 million people live in a community with a Complete Streets or Livable Streets policy, covering nearly 63% of the region’s population:
- Lee’s Summit, MO (November 2010)
- Kansas City, MO (December 2017)
- Leawood, KS (May, 2011)
- Independence, MO (June 2011)
- Johnson County, KS (Unincorporated areas, September 2011)
- Blue Springs, MO (September 2011)
- Roeland Park, KS (October, 2011)
- Grandview, MO (November, 2011)
- Belton, MO (January 2012)
- Overland Park, KS (April 2012)
- Lenexa, KS (December 2019)
- Westwood, KS (October, 2020)
- Kansas City, KS (November, 2020)
Additionally, the Mid-America Regional Council’s Connected KC 2050 plan includes many Complete Streets concepts that are being integrated into the metro area’s transportation planning.
Get Complete Streets in your city!
BikeWalkKC can help with technical assistance to cities and counties, advocacy training and campaign planning for residents, and much more. We have also developed a model Complete Streets ordinance template that communities can use to develop the language for legislation.
For more information about Complete Streets, check out the National Complete Streets Coalition.