Late last week, BikeWalkKC learned about efforts to create more places for people in Independence. City staff submitted a successful application for a federal grant to improve Noland Road between 24 Highway and Fair Street. Key aspects of the project included: Upgrading sidewalks to ADA compliance Adding and updating push button pedestrian signals Improved transit […]
Tag Archives: Eastern Jackson County
Speaking Up for Better Walking and Biking in Blue Springs
Featured image photo credit: Christy Radecic for Hollis + Miller Architects Matt Roberds is a resident who lives near Blue Springs High School. When he heard that the school district planned to make some improvements around the school, he began to dig deeper. He found that the proposed changes lacked details on how to improve […]
Independence teacher delivers bicycle joy
BikeWalkKC is not currently able to accept bike donations due to the Regional Stay at Home order, but we love this teacher’s initiative to bring joy to the families she serves. As part of our series on #SpacesforPeopleKC, we encourage you to share your own ideas for creating a culture of active living in your […]
BikeWalkKC is helping Eastern Jackson County develop Complete Streets
In working to improve the built environment for those who walk and bike, BikeWalkKC advocates for policies that support broader, multimodal infrastructure improvements in communities across the Kansas City metro. One of the main policy levers we support on this front relates to Complete Streets. As the National Complete Streets Coalition (NCSC) explains, “Complete Streets […]
Improving transit service in Eastern Jackson County
New connections between suburbs, better access to Johnson County jobs, and a new MAX Bus Rapid Transit line on 24 Hwy.
Action Alert: Independence 2040 master plan public meeting
Let’s make sure the vision for Independence’s future includes a multimodal transportation system that improves walking, biking and transit.
Previewing the Rock Island Corridor
BikeWalkKC takes a sneak peek at the Rock Island corridor in Jackson County ahead of trail construction. Later this year Jackson County’s Rock Island Rail Corridor Authority will kick-off construction of the first phase of trail between the Truman Sports Complex and western Lee’s Summit. Some of us snuck out of the BikeWalkKC office for an afternoon […]