One of the biggest obstacles to better walking and biking in KCMO is a lack of local investment in sidewalks, bike lanes, and other infrastructure. And for this reason, BikeWalkKC endorses Question 1, 2, 3 on the April 4th ballot. City Hall is asking voters to approve an $800 million investment in infrastructure, including significant new […]
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.
Heavy Constructors and Councilwoman Shields argue for roads, roads, and more roads – while community members ask for sidewalks, sidewalks, and more sidewalks.
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 […]
New bridge over I-670 is a great Complete Street for everyone, but long-planned bike lanes connecting the bridge to the rest of Downtown are hit with yet another delayed.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Councilman Jermaine Reed (3rd District) recently joined the students in our East High School Bike Club on a fun bike ride to the 18th & Vine Jazz District. The kids had a great time meeting a city leader and talking with him about how to make take it safer for the students walk and bike […]
KCMO Public Works recently installed the city’s first bike traffic signal at 11th and Main Downtown, and is hosting a public demo Friday morning at 10:00 am. Bike signals are increasingly common in the US as a way to give cyclists a separate phase in the traffic lights at intersections. KC’s first bike signal is […]