This week Mayor Mark Holland cut the ribbon on new bike racks at the Wyandotte County Health Department and Kansas City, KS City Hall. He celebrated bike parking as important first step for encouraging more people to bike for transportation, exercise, and recreation.
Mayor Holland also challenged neighboring businesses and employers to add bike parking up and down Minnesota Avenue and all over Downtown KCK.
A community partnership
The new bike racks were initiated by the Wyandotte County Safe Routes to School Partnership, a collaboration between the Unified Government’s Public Works and Health Departments, BikeWalkKC, Mid-America Regional Council, USD 500 KCK, USD 202 Turner, and many more community partners.
Funding for the bike racks was provided by a min-grant from the Latino Health for All Coalition.
A more bike-friendly and walk-friendly Wyandotte County
This is just the latest of many projects to make KCK and Wyandotte County a better place to walk and bike. Bike lanes are coming soon to 10th and 12th Streets, sidewalk improvements and road diets are coming to Rosedale and other neighborhoods, the Unified Government Commission recently voted to ahead with connecting Kaw Point Park to the Riverfront Heritage Trail,and Mayor Holland continues to champion the opening of river levees for trail access.