Evidence-based analysis for Gillham Road shows bike lanes are well-used and encourage people to bike more than before. People love it and want to see more protected places to bike, walk, and roll.
The Gillham-Trolley Trail Connector would close a small but important gap in Kansas City, MO’s network of trails and protected bikeways. Closing this gap would create a safe and comfortable connection for all ages between the Gillham Road Cycletrack, the Brush Creek Trail, and the Harry Wiggins Trolley Track Trail.
City Hall is repaving 47th Street/Cleaver Boulevard right now, but is choosing not to close a dangerous gap between three important bike/pedestrian corridors. They are missing a huge opportunity to leverage the repaving process to quickly and efficiently make a much-needed safety improvement.
Did you miss Money Talks for Safer Streets, BikeWalkKC’s first budget advocacy training? Watch the recording of the virtual training or catch up on what we discussed in the blog below! Budget season is upon us, Kansas City! That means it’s a prime opportunity to advocate for funds to support places for people. Though this […]
Proposed compromise would convert one-way protected bike lanes to a two-way cycletrack with more permanent car parking, with final decision delayed at least two weeks to work out the details.
UPDATE: Read our report from the February 1st hearing at City Hall and proposed compromise for Truman Road. BikeWalkKC learned this morning (January 27) that Councilmembers Robinson (3rd District) and Ellington (3rd District At-Large) have introduced an ordinance to remove Truman Road from the Protected Bike Lane Plan. In addition, it would force the […]
Dear BikeWalkKC Members, We want to give a brief update on the meeting that was held at the Gregg/Klice Community Center on January 18 regarding the Truman Road protected bike lane project. The primary purpose of the meeting was for city officials to share the solutions and revised plans to the project based on community […]
Dear BikeWalkKC members, Many of you have expressed concerns about recent developments related to the Truman Road protected bike lane project. We want to provide you with the information we have at hand, and to offer some additional resources and recommendations for next steps. On January 6, 2023, a meeting was held at Gregg/Klice Community […]
Update as of December 14, 2022: Several weeks ago, we got word from our partners at Bridging the Gap about Ordinance #220961, which is intended to guide efforts to preserve and expand tree coverage across KCMO. Thank you so much to everyone who has spoken up for the trees thus far! We recently got a […]
Every year the City of KCMO surveys residents about their satisfaction with city services and infrastructure. Here are some highlights from the most recent survey. Residents were least satisfied with the overall maintenance of streets, sidewalks and infrastructure (16%). Maintenance of streets, sidewalks and infrastructure identified as one of the top three most important issues […]