Take part in a series of walk audits for the I-70 corridor on Friday, June 3!
Third District Councilwoman Melissa Robinson, BikeWalkKC, the City of KCMO, Missouri Department of Transportation, TREKK Design Group, Parson + Associates and others are coming together to conduct a walk audit of the crossings along a key stretch of the I-70 corridor from The Paseo to U.S. 40!
The audit will take place at 10 a.m. on Friday, June 3. Volunteers will be grouped together to visit various pedestrian crossings. Walk with us!
For more information about the walk audit, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 816-205-7056.
What’s going on with I-70?
The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) is conducting a corridor study of I-70 between The Paseo and U.S. 40. Some of the key goals are to repair existing infrastructure and improve connectivity. You can learn more about the Improve I-70 KC project by clicking here.
While much of the focus has been on road conditions, MoDOT recognizes that the highway cuts through several prominent neighborhoods on Kansas City’s east side. The residents who live here have experienced harmful health, economic, and environmental outcomes as a direct result of I-70’s construction. It is one example in a long, historic list of highway projects which have harmed Black and Brown communities.
Knowing this, it is important to examine aspects of the existing streets and sidewalks along the highway. This is meant to serve as a means of strengthening connectivity, safety, and beginning to repair the damage caused. To that end, Third District Councilwoman Melissa Robinson, BikeWalkKC, the City of KCMO, Missouri Department of Transportation, TREKK Design Group, Parson + Associates, and others are coming together to better understand the existing pedestrian elements in the area.
What’s a Walk Audit?
A walk audit involves people walking along existing paths or sidewalks to evaluate opportunities and obstacles for easier and safer walking in that area. Data from the walk audit will help to inform existing and proposed improvements in the area as part of the Improve I-70 KC re-evaluation.
Click here to see what a walk audit looks like.
How can I get involved?
The walk audits are scheduled to take place, rain or shine, at 10 a.m. on Friday, June 3.
If you’re interested in taking part in the walk audits, please fill out this form and we will share more information closer to the day of the event. If you have additional questions, email us at email@example.com or give us a call at 816-205-7056.