Deadline of Friday, June 4 to help ensure Missouri’s improvements to its rail system also supports walking and biking! MODOT is updating the state’s freight and rail plan. One of the central focuses of the plan is to identify “strategies for the transportation network to operate harmoniously across all modes.” The schedule for the plan […]
Kansas City, MO City Hall is preparing a new city budget, and you can get involved to make sure it includes and protects people walking, rolling, bicycling, and using public transit! What is the City Budget? The city budget is the central document which dictates how much money the city spends and for what […]
The Kansas Department of Transportation is embarking on their first update of the state’s active transportation plan in 25 years. An exciting development, the “Kansas ATP will focus on how active transportation can be improved through better policies, planning, design and partnerships with other state agencies and local communities.” Read the press release for more […]
Special Guest – Lorrie Brown As part of our efforts to recognize World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims, we are sharing stories from the families of victims and survivors of traffic violence. This blog post does contain some graphic descriptions. I have had the greatest opportunity that any woman could ever be given. […]
Since the adoption of the Complete Streets ordinance in 2017, the City of KCMO has been working to find opportunities to improve the built environment for all road users. The most recent effort on this front is the soon-to-be-complete improvements along portions of Gillham Plaza between Armour Boulevard and 31st Street. You can learn more […]
We are happy that the City of KCMO has now launched Open Streets KC. This will create a number of ways and places for people to effectively spread out and engage in physical activity for the duration of the stay-at-home order, currently set to expire on May 15. What does Open Streets KC include? Neighborhood […]
The KCMO City Council’s Transportation Committee met this morning to discuss proposals to create more space for people to better adhere to social distancing guidelines as they walk, run, roll, or bike during the outbreak. The committee supported small-scale, neighborhood-led street projects. However, they did not support closing parts of four-lane streets to create connected […]
Ideas and resources for metro City Halls to make more space for people to get outside to maintain their physical and mental health during this crisis.
As many have seen in the media recently, the new KCMO Bike Master Plan has been delayed at City Council because it has become a political fight pitting biking against housing. This is a false choice based on a great deal of misinformation about the supposed $400 million that could be better spent on something […]
Economic Impact Analysis shows new bike master plan will save 36 lives every year, add $500 million to the regional economy, and create 12,000 jobs.