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 […]

Kansas City, MO Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee

Ordinance #080515, adopted 5/15/2008 COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE FOR ORDINANCE NO. 080515   Amending Chapter 2, Code of Ordinances, by enacting Division 14 of Article VI, which establishes the Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee.   BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:   Section 1. That Chapter 2, Code of Ordinances of the City of […]

Kansas City, MO Livable Streets resolution

  RESOLUTION NO. 110069, Adopted 1/27/2011 Expressing the Council’s support for the concept of “Livable Streets” as a means to promote great neighborhoods, healthy and active people, and a thriving community. WHEREAS, active living is a way of life that integrates physical activity into daily routines, and the goal of active living is to accumulate at least […]

Roeland Park Complete Streets Resolution

Adopted October 3rd, 2011 CITY OF ROELAND PARK, KANSAS RESOLUTION NO 609   WHEREAS, the KC Health Kids is a nonprofit organization dedicated to reducing obesity and  improving the health of children in the greater Kansas City are;    WHEREAS, there is a growing recognition that streets designated solely for motor vehicles may  be a […]

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 […]

Lee’s Summit Road

The wideing of Lee's Summit Road is a great opportunity for Kansas City and Lee's Summit to realize the vision of their new Complete Streets policies. Will the two cities fully seize this opportunity?