At a public meeting at the Westport Presbyterian Church on Monday, April 16th, over 120 people gathered to learn about how Kansas City, Missouri’s Complete Street ordinance will affect Midtown. Attendees included residents, business owners, and people who work, shop, and play in Midtown. Even a group of Boy Scouts was taking part!
Convened by the City of KCMO and the Mid-America Regional Council (MARC), the meeting featured a presentation by consultants from WSP and plenty of time for neighbors to offer feedback about factors causing stress for pedestrians, bicyclists, and drivers. When asked how they envision the future of Midtown, people overwhelmingly asked for “walkable and connected” neighborhoods with well-developed bike routes and public transit.
It was especially heartening to witness the diversity of users at the meeting: from walkers, to bicycle commuters, to families with small children. Whatever their lifestyle or transportation mode, they all seemed to agree that Midtown streets are places for people!
If you live, work, or play in Midtown, please fill out this survey to better inform this project. Your feedback is valuable! https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/midtowncompletestreetssurvey