Unexpected Cities Are Building Protected Bike Lanes

It is common practice for city officials to visit other US Cities as well as International ones for the opportunity to tour innovative infrastructure. This is exactly what KCMO officials did during the early planning stages of the downtown streetcar. Several members of the city staff and city council travelled to Portland, OR and Seville, Spain to […]

Speak up for Road Diet on 75th St. in KCMO

The Waldo CID, Family Bikes, and the city of KCMO is holding a series of open house events this week to gather public input on how best to improve the intersection of 75th and Wornall in Waldo. The first meeting is this evening (Tuesday, August 11th) at 5:30 p.m. An historic streetcar suburb, Waldo is replete with […]

KCMO Parks Board Is Set to Vote on New Boulevards and Parkways Standards

Earlier this year, the KCMO Parks and Recreation Department began a public planning process to update standards for new development along the boulevards and parkways. These updates will lay out requirements for how new buildings look as well as how people access them from the street. The design of buildings has a significant impact on neighborhood […]

Prairie Village Should Keep Mission Road Diet On The Table

The Prairie Village Post reported earlier this morning that the road diet proposed for the section of Mission Road between 71st and 75th Street has been removed from the Governing Body’s list of priorities for the 2016 construction schedule. The vote removing the project from the priority list was 7-5, with members of the Governing […]

Quick Update on the KCMO Road Diet Analysis

This morning the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee of the KCMO City Council heard a presentation from the department of public works on a recently completed road diet analysis. The analysis was prompted by a council resolution adopted in December that called for an analysis of all of the city’s undivided streets with four or more […]

An Update on BikeWalkKC’s SRTS Project

In order for any community planning process to succeed regular updates on progress, knowledge gained and connections made must be provided. The Safe Routes to School Project currently underway in KCMO’s Kansas City Public School District (KCPS) has been underway since late last fall (November 2014) and has made great strides since that time. This will […]

Bicycle Transportation Planning Workshop – April 10th

BikeWalkKC’s Professional Development Series helps transportation professionals and public agency staff design and build better, safer, and more useful bike/pedestrian facilities. Our goal is to improve the practice of bike/ped in the metro area by educating professionals, sharing best practices, and providing real world experience of local facilities from perspective of people who walk and […]

Best Practices for Bike Lanes Along Major Bus Routes

The Kansas City Area Transit Authority has plans in the works for rerouting all of their buses onto what they are calling Transit Emphasis Corridors (TEC). The north-south routes will follow Grand and the east-west routes will follow 11th/12th. Besides the obvious connections transit has to walkability, these plans have implications for riding a bike […]