A woman and three children were injured in a crash in Overland Park on the morning of Thursday, October 24. The crash happened around 7:30 am near the intersection of West 87th and Grant streets. The woman and children were walking to Pawnee Elementary School when the driver of one vehicle ran a red light […]
Join us at the Johnson County Central Resource Library to use the recently installed bicycle fix-it stands and learn bike maintenance skills! Our instructors will teach you how to keep your bike in good working order with a few basic tools and some practical know-how.
In this special edition of Confident City Cycling, families learn bike handling skills and the rules of the road together, PLUS have the chance to earn a FREE bike!
Join David Hansen, safe streets advocate and Education Specialist from BikeWalkKC, as he discusses the joys and benefits of active transportation, commuting by bike in the city, and limiting car-dependency. Learn about bike facilities popping up across the metro and how you can advocate for better and safer infrastructure in your own town.
Last night the Overland Park Public Works Department presented its second annual bike master plan update to the City Council, and previewed the projects in the works for 2018. 2017 Highlights Bidding problems with construction contracts delayed several projects until 2018, but a few key segments did get built in 2017: 143rd and 159th Streets […]
Overland Park 4th Ward Councilman Terry Goodman was recently quoted in the Blue Valley Post criticizing the City’s bike plan and investment in new bike lanes. In 2015 Overland Park adopted the region’s most ambitious on-street bike plan, and has been moving rapidly to implement it. While the plan is ambitious, it is also very […]
Last year Overland Park created one of the region’s most ambitious bike plans, and since then the city is moving rapidly to begin implementing the plan. We recently checked in with City Traffic Engineer Brian Shields for an update on the construction of on-street bike routes in Overland Park. Bike Lanes The big news is […]
20 miles of on-street bike lanes and other facilities are coming 2015 after the City Council committed $250,000 to being implementing the new bike plan.
The Kansas City region took a big step forward last Monday night by approving the Overland Park Comprehensive Bicycle Master Plan. In February the Planning Commission unanimously recommended the plan and after much discussion, the Governing Body of Overland Park adopted the plan by a vote of 10-1. See the plan in its entirety here. […]
Joe Blankenship, BikeWalkKC Safe Routes to School Planner, says that since Overland Park is second largest city in our region this plan shows that bicycles matter in the KC region.