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 […]

Don’t blame the victims for pedestrian fatality surge

There is a surge in pedestrian injuries and fatalities in the Kansas City region, especially by hit-and-run motorists. While local officials have thankfully responded to this tragic trend, so far the local response sends a bad message blaming pedestrians and letting motorists off the hook. We called attention to this spike at the beginning of […]

Lee’s Summit gets Walk Friendly Community Designation

Congratulations to Lee’s Summit for achieving the Bronze Level Walk Friendly Community Award! Much like the Bicycle Friendly Community Award, this new designation recognizes cities that provide safe, comfortable, and accessible facilities and polices for walking. Lee’s Summit has one of the metro’s most vibrant and pedestrian-friendly suburban downtowns, with a mix of shopping, housing, and […]

Crossing the Street Shouldn’t be Dangerous

Check out BikeWalkKC Board Member Sheila Styron’s powerful editorial in the KC Star explaining what it’s like for a blind person to cross the street, and how the City could be making it safer. Posted on Sun, Jul. 03, 2011Crossing the street shouldn’t be a dangerous leap of faithBy SHEILA STYRONSpecial to The Star   […]