Over 500 Kansas Citains have joined our call to Put Paint to Pavement by sharing their personal stories about how more bike lanes and crosswalks would improve the safety, health, and wallets of their families.
Can you help us get to 1,000 by the end of August? We want that stack over on the right to be as tall as possible before we deliver the postcards to local mayors.
Local officials have been listening. We are already seeing great progress around the region this summer. Armour Boulevard in Midtown now has permanent sharrows, or shared lane markings, thanks to strong public support for last year’s pilot test. KCMO is also updating its bike plan with greater specifics on which routes should be bike lane, sharrows, trails, etc. This much-needed data will finally provide the engineering case to start striping bike lanes when streets are repaved.
Raytown planning is for bike lanes on Blue Ridge Boulevard. KCK Mayor Joe Reardon recently proposed a new budget that includes funding to begin implementing the city’s new Complete Streets policy. Lee’s Summit is applying for Bicycle Friendly Community and Walk Friendly Community awards. Leawood is also applying for Bicycle Friendly Community and is now offerieng bicycle education classes.
If you haven’t asked for more bike lanes and crosswalks yet, please take a minute to do it now. Send an electronic postcard today, and then fill out a Dear Mayor postcard at these events:
Dear Mayor postcards are also available at SPIN! Pizza group rides, The Wheel Cyclery, and Family Bicycles.