In Ithaca, New York, the change in sidewalk policy came after the mayor heard directly from residents who were concerned about the condition of sidewalks and the city policy around them. Shortly after he was elected, Mayor Svante Myrick hired Eric Hathaway to serve as the city’s new sidewalk program manager. “When I first started […]
In this third report in the MidtownKC Walks series, the various reasons sidewalks are becoming more important to people in Midtown. In the first story, Kansas City residents, especially those in Midtown, said they are more dissatisfied with the condition of sidewalks than almost any other city service. Yesterday, residents said they are surprised to learn that responsibility for sidewalk maintenance lies with individual property owners. […]
In this second report in the MidtownKC Walks series, residents say they are surprised to learn that responsibility for sidewalk maintenance lies with individual property owners. In the first story, Kansas City residents, especially those in Midtown, said they are more dissatisfied with the condition of sidewalks than almost any other city service. As the series continues this […]
MidtownKC Walks Project is a joint project of the Midtown KC Post, BikeWalkKC and The Whole Person. Join a conversation about sidewalks on the Midtown KC Walks page or comment on these stories. We also have a survey about your experiences walking in Midtown and a map where you can mark sidewalk problems you encounter. […]
It appears that Kansas City, Missouri has won the race to install the region’s first bike box. With minimal fanfare outside of some nerding-out on social media, crews quietly slapped down green paint and bike stencils at the intersection of 11th and Main. While KCMO has used green paint in the past, this is the first […]
Jackson County and KCATA reach agreement with Union Pacific Railroad to acquire the Rock Island line for connection to Katy Trail State Park and future regional transit.
Big thanks to everyone who called, emailed, or attended the Commission meeting. Your support investing in places to walk and bike made all the difference!
Thursday evening the Wyandotte County Commission is considering a project to connect Kaw Point Park with the Riverfront Heritage Trail and the rest of the MetroGreen regional trail system. The Commission is divided, and your support is needed to ensure this important connection moves forward. The majority of the cost to build this connection is […]
A much-needed road diet and new sidewalk are finally under construction on Mission Road in the Rosedale area of KCK. We are excited to see a new pedestrian connection for Rosedale Park and Frank Rushton Elementary School!
The Waldo CID, Family Bikes, and the city of KCMO is holding a series of open house events this week to gather public input on how best to improve the intersection of 75th and Wornall in Waldo. The first meeting is this evening (Tuesday, August 11th) at 5:30 p.m. An historic streetcar suburb, Waldo is replete with […]