Overland Park considering Complete Streets policy

The City of Overland park is considering a Complete Streets policy to better include walking and bicycling in future street projects, and it gets its first hearing the evening of Wednesday, January 25th. Overland Park City CouncilPublic Works CommitteeWednesday, January 25th7:00 p.m. at City Hall8500 Santa Fe  Text of proposed policy (PDF) More about Complete Streets in […]

ACTION ALERT: Ask McCaskill and Blunt to vote for Complete Streets TODAY

Update 12/14/2011 5:00 p.m. – The amendment passed unanimously.  We owe a big thanks to everyone who contacted Senators Blunt and McCaskill! Today Missouri Senators Clairie McCaskill and Roy Blunt will be voting in committee on a Complete Streets amendment that would require all road users to be fairly considered in projects that receive federal […]

Blue Springs adopts Complete Streets policy

This week Blue Springs became the seventh metro community with a Complete Streets policy, the simple yet powerful idea that all streets should safely include walkers, bicyclists, children, people with disabilities, seniors – as well as motorists.  Today more than 900,000 people, or 45% of the metro area, live in a city with Complete Streets […]

Johnson County Adopts Complete Streets Policy

This week the Johnson County Commission unanimously adopted a Complete Streets policy for the unincorporated and rural areas of the county. The new policy will encourage future road projects to better consider how to best include walking and bicycling.   Facilities like sidewalks, wide outside lanes, shoulders, bike lanes, adjacent trails, crosswalks, etc. are possibilities […]

Trails and Complete Streets progress in Independence

June is a big month for livability in Independence, with a new trail opening and consideration of a new Complete Streets policy. Everyone who lives, works, or bikes in Independence is invited to experience the new trail and show support for policies and facilities that the city a better place to walk and bicycle. Little […]

Leawood kicks off Bike Week with new Complete Streets policy

Last night the Leawood City Council kicked off Bike Week by adopting the first Complete Streets policy in Johnson County and the fourth in the metro area. The new policy includes several elements intended to make the city’s streets begin to include all users, not just motorists: All new streets and reconstructed streets will be planned to includes all users, as […]

KCK/Wyandotte County considers Complete Streets policy

Ride to the Commission meeting.  Details and RSVP. Wyandotte County/Kansas City, KS is poised to become the third metro city with a Complete Streets policy, joining Kansas City, MO and Lee’s Summit. Local advocates led by the Rosedale Healthy Kids Initiative are asking for KCK residents to speak up in favor of the proposal. The […]