Support Kansas Rail Trails, speak up about House Bill 2735

Priarie Spirit Rail Trail (Iola Register) Flint Hills Nature Trail (KansasCyclist.com)    Kansas’ growing rail trail network is in jeopardy in the Kansas Legislature. House Bill 2735 would impose a tax burden on rail trails and on the nonprofit organizations that build and maintain them. This would discourage development of new trails and potentially bankrupt the […]

Safe Routes to School grants available in Kansas

The Kansas Department of Transportation is taking applications through May 31st for projects that make it safer for children to walk and bike to school.  Schools and cities can apply for funds to build or repair sidewalks, improve crosswalks, development educational campaigns, enforce school zone speed limits, etc. Kansas has epidemics of childhood obesity and […]

Star praises bike lanes coming to Southwest Boulevard

“When bicyclists envision a transportation network — bike lanes connecting the area, making it safe to be healthy while getting around — they always sigh in frustration when the route from Johnson County to downtown Kansas City comes up.” See our Southwest-Merriam project page for more information on the plan to add bike lanes in the […]

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 […]