January/February 2014 Newsletter

2013 was a great year for walking and bicycling, but even greater things are in store for 2014. New projects are in the pipeline, and important decisions will be made about the future of our region.  You can make a difference in three easy steps. 1. Get involved in a local project – see the […]

Pre-order your Tour de Bier KC Jersey!

This year's Tour de Bier KC is going to be bigger, better and more German than ever! Pre-order a Tour de Bier KC jersey, inspired by the old-school, vintage wool cycling jerseys of the early 20th century, and wear it on this year's ride May 18, 2014. Place your order by May 1 to get […]

Progress report on bike improvements in Independence

In June of 2011 the City of Independence adopted one of the region's first Complete Streets policies, and immediately kicked off a planning effort to implement the new policy. In 2013 those plans began to become reality with investments in new bike facilities. City Councilmember and Mayor Pro Tem Jim Schultz recently shared this list […]

Mayor Holland pushes for river trails in KCK despite opposition from levee drainage district

Opening the Kaw and Missouri River levees for trail development is an important priority for the Unified Government of Wyandotte County/Kansas City, KS.  These trails are critical components of the MetroGreen regional trail plan. They are also very important for the UG's Complete Streets policy, for its new trails master plan, and for taking full […]

First streetcar tracks installed on Main Street

KC Downtown Streetcar construction doesn't begin in earnest until 2014, but the City has already installed the first piece of track on the newly-replaced Main Street bridge over I-670 (South Loop). This is a great opportunity for cyclists to get some practice riding with streetcar tracks.  Be sure to check out our Streetcar and Bikes […]

Midnight Ride Postponed December 13th

Due to cold temperatures and forecasted snowfall, Jackson County Parks & Recreation has postponed Saturdy's midnight bike ride through Christmas in the Park. Due to the extreme temperatures and potential precipitation forecasted for Saturday, December 7th, into Sunday, December 8th, the MIDNIGHT BIKE RIDE thru Jackson County’s CHRISTMAS IN THE PARK is being postponed to next Friday, […]