Naming the Heart of America path for bike pioneer Bob Watts

A bill is advancing in the Missouri House of Representatives to honor bike legend Bob Watts by naming the Heart of America Bridge’s new bicycle/pedestrian path the Bob Watts Memorial Bicycle and Pedestrian Bridge.  BikeWalkKC is working with Art Gough, KCBC member and long-time bike advocate, to pass legislation in the General Assembly and eventually raise funds […]

Prairie Village Trails Plan creates debate and splits City Council

Prairie Village’s new trails plan is now under construction, and some residents are upset about the addition of trails and sidewalks in front of their homes. Last night the City Council debated the plan and Mayor Ron Shaffer cast a tie-breaking vote to support the current plan. Email the Mayor and City Council now, or keep […]

Action Alert: Save federal funding for walking and bicycling

Bicycling and walking are under attack in DC yet again. Today we are calling on all Northlanders and Eastern Jackson County residents to ask Congressman Sam Graves to save cycling and walking. Graves has a critical vote on the US House’s proposed transportation bill, which would reverse decades of progress for bicycling and walking. Email […]

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 […]

Katy Trail Construction Update

The Star reports that 3 miles are complete and federal approval is progress for a change of plans that will make the trail even better once it’s all finished. An extension of the Katy Trail State Park from Windsor to Pleasant Hill in Kansas City’s southest suburbs is underway. The first three mile segment of […]

Support Platte County Trails and Parks

Trail and park funding is under attack in Platte County. Please take a minute to let the County Commission know that you support continued investments in trails and parks for the health, vitality, and economy of Platte County. The Platte County Commission recently rejected a proposal to reduce funding for parks and trails, and now […]

Trolley Trail closed at Troost due to sinkhole fears

Part of the Trolley Track Trail has been closed from Troost Avenue east to Woodland Avenue due to concerns about a possible sinkhole developing. This is the same section of trail that was closed for several months in 2010 when a sinkhole appear near an abandoned mine. There is no sinkhole yet, but the KC […]