Action Alert: Ask your City Hall to Create Space for People

KC area cities can and should create more public space for people to walk, run, roll, or bike during the Stay at Home KC emergency order. It is vital for our physical and mental health, and for the safety of essential travel, during the Covid-19 public health crisis.

Email your City Hall now, or keep reading to learn more.

Kansas Citians are flocking to our local parks, trails, and sidewalks, but many are too narrow or too crowded for people to maintain appropriate physical distance. Meanwhile, traffic has dropped dramatically on local streets and dangerous driving is a problem with the remaining drivers.

BikeWalkKC has proposed a range of ideas to slow down the cars and create space for people for safely go outside. Ideas like making traffic lights four-way stops, closing parks to cars, creating pop-up bike lanes, or closing neighborhood streets to through traffic.

See our blog post How we can create space for people for more information, and check out our Complete Streets DIY Guide for ideas for your neighborhood.

Ask your Mayor and City Council for more space for people

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