With more protected bike lanes getting built in the KC region recently, there is a lot to learn about this new infrastructure. We created a new guide about protected bike lanes to help everyone learn more about what they are, why they are so important for safety, and how to use them. All About Protected […]
As we approach the one year anniversary of Kansas City’s first protected bike lanes on Armour Boulevard in KCMO, data from Public Works and the KCPD shows that traffic crashes are down, bike traffic is up, and car traffic is calmer. City Hall is also making some tweaks to the design in response to concerns about visibility at intersections for motorists. This data and the City’s willingness to make iterative improvements will help ensure lessons learned on Armour are used in the new bike plan and future bike lane projects.
You may have spied something new in the green paint going down on Armour Boulevard in KCMO: a green box at some intersections, adjacent to the bike lanes and in front of automobile traffic and the crosswalks. These “queue boxes” or “two-stage left turn” boxes offer cyclists a safe way make left turns from a right-side […]
If you live, work, or travel through Midtown KCMO you might have seen some changes coming to Armour Boulevard in the Squier Park, Hyde Park, and Old Hyde Park neighborhoods. The boulevard is getting a big makeover into a Complete Street that will make it safer, more comfortable, and more sustainable for everyone – whether […]
KCMO’s long quest to build bike lanes in the urban core has been in the news a lot lately. You can learn about the city’s latest plan to hopefully build some bike lanes in 2017 at tonight’s meeting of the Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC). Deputy Public Works Director Ralph Davis is scheduled to […]
Would you like to see bike lanes on Armour Road in North Kansas City? Northtown is developing into a more walkable and bikable community, with new businesses and apartments, bike share, and redevelopment of old industrial sites. The City is currently planning a Complete Streets makeover for Armour Road, improving conditions for people who walk […]
Neighborhood residents air concerns about speed, traffic, crosswalks, bikes, and safe routes to school.
A new traffic and parking study for the Armour Boulevard corridor in Midtown is a great opportunity to improve walking and biking with crosswalks, a road diet, bike lanes, or even a separated cycletrack.