Sidewalks Mean Business

In debate about $800 million infrastructure bond, evidence shows sidewalks and bike lanes bring the biggest return on investment of public money. They create more jobs than road-only projects, and have high ROI on economic activity and health improvements.

Polling shows strong public support for city-funded sidewalk program in the infrastructure bond

Opinion polling for the city’s proposed $800 million infrastructure bond shows that 72% of people would be more likely to vote yes if it included a city-funded sidewalk program that shifted the financial burden off of homeowners. This is second only to improving the condition and safety of the city’s existing streets and bridges. Current […]

OP Councilman criticizes bike plan

Overland Park 4th Ward Councilman Terry Goodman was recently quoted in the Blue Valley Post criticizing the City’s bike plan and investment in new bike lanes. In 2015 Overland Park adopted the region’s most ambitious on-street bike plan, and has been moving rapidly to implement it. While the plan is ambitious, it is also very […]

Roeland Park Walks, Bikes, and Plans for the Future

Bicycling and walking education has taken a giant step forward in Roeland Park, Kansas starting with some of the littlest of feet. On October 5th, Roesland Elementary had close to 350 participants in the International Walk to School Day event, where students, parents, PTA members, city officials and residents met at the Roeland Park City […]

Protected bike lanes coming to KC

Neighborhood support wins remake of Armour Boulevard in Midtown with road diet, protected bike lanes, and new crosswalks. Last weekend KCMO Public Works unveiled plans for the city’s first protected bike lanes on Armour Boulevard in Midtown. The new design coming in 2017 will create one-way protected bike lanes or cycletracks on each side of the […]