Speak up for biking and walking in the KCMO city budget

Over the past year City Hall has talked a lot about prioritizing walking and biking, and the proof will be in the 2018 city budget. Will they follow through with real investments in sidewalks, trails, and bike lanes? As the city updates its five year business plan, now is the time for residents to start speaking up for funding for walking, biking, and transit.

Attend a Citywide Business Plan Work Session

Learn about the City budget process, share your priorities, and try your hand at balancing the City’s $1 billion budget.

Saturday, Oct. 7 | 9-11 a.m.
Park Hill School District, Administration Bldg. Room 230, 7703 NW Barry Rd.

Tuesday, Oct. 10| 6 -8 p.m.
Avila University, Whitfield Conference Room, 11901 Wornall Rd.

Wednesday, Oct. 18 | 6-8 p.m.
Bruce R. Watkins Center, 3700 Blue Pkwy.

Thursday, Oct. 19 | Noon-2 p.m.
Kansas City Health Dept., Multipurpose Room, 2400 Troost Ave.

Space is limited so reservations are encouraged. Please RSVP to reserve your seat at one of the four sessions:  call 816-513-1173 or reserve by email.

More info on these work sessions.

Some suggested ideas and talking points:

Support continued investment in transit, including the streetcar, bus system, and bike share.

Budget for implementation of the city’s new bike master plan, so we can speed up the pace of adding bike lanes.

Implement the new Transit-Oriented Development policy and ensure that future land use supports transit, walking, and biking.

Support Safe Routes to School programs in local schools to make it safer for kids to walk and bike to school.

Develop an action plan to reduce the number traffic crashes, injuries, and fatalities.

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Posted in Advocacy, Bicycling, News, Transit, Walking.