Action Alert – Streetcar to Riverfront, speak up for biking and walking

Transit officials are studying a second streetcar extension to Berkley Riverfront Park, possibly using the existing and narrow Grand Avenue viaduct that currently connects the City Market with the riverfront. Your voice is needed at the public meeting on May 31st to help BikeWalkKC ensure good bike and pedestrian access is included from the beginning. […]

KCMO Parking and Transportation Commission Recommends Anti-Pedestrian Spending in Downtown

Earlier this week KCMO’s Parking and Transportation Commission voted, without public comment, to accept KCMO staff recommendation to fund some bicycle and pedestrian improvements as part of the Greater Downtown Area Plan implementation. The recommendations were approximately $20,000 for bike lanes, $1.3m for audible pedestrian signals (for the blind and visually impaired) and $588,000 for […]

MoDOT to replace sidewalks under I-35 on the Westside

The final piece of MoDOT's I-35 renovation project comes next week with the replacement of sidewalks under the highway. At today's Downtown Council Infrastructure Committee, MoDOT announced that it will replace the curb and sidewalk on 20th Street, West Pennway/21st Street, and 25th Street. These sidewalks are important pedestrian connections between the Westside and the […]

How Do I Bike from Midtown to Downtown? Mapping the Barriers

On my bike ride into the office this morning, I got to thinking about the indirect route I have to take in order to avoid uncomfortable, high speed streets. That’s not to say that I won’t bike in more stressful traffic situations, I just prefer not to. So I’m burdened with a challenge each morning: […]