Leawood’s new Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan

The City of Leawood recently adopted its first master plan for walking and bicycling, Self-Propelled Leawood. The planning process includes significant public input, and the final result provides extensive detail of existing conditions. The plan includes many goals and priorities for infrastructure, public policy, education, law enforcement, etc. Download the full report (PDF). Goals: Increase […]

BikeWalkKC and Kansas City B-cycle Seek to Make Bike Share More Accessible to Low-income Communities

Bikeshare is often touted as healthy, inexpensive, and attractive form of alternative transportation. It is seen as something to catalyze a “healthier and more vibrant” community or a stronger economy or more sustainable region. It is convenient for users and can help them connect to other forms of transit.   At first glance, these benefits […]

Midtown-Plaza Area Plan April Meetings

The Midtown/Plaza Area Plan process is zeroing in conversations with specific neighborhoods with a series of public meetings this month. Here is your chance to meet with city planners and discuss ideas and concerns about your own neighborhood. Learn more about this process and our bike/ped talking points on our Midtown/Plaza page. Tuesday, April 23rd […]

Take the Kansas Bicycle and Pedestrian Survey

The Kansas Department of Transportation wants your input as it updates the 1995 State Bicycle & Pedestrian Plan. A lot has changed in the last decade. Communities have grown and changed. New infrastructure options like buffered bike lanes, sharrows, bike share, and cycletracks have joined the tried and true trail and bike lane. Attitudes have […]

New master plans for Midtown/Plaza neighborhoods

The City is embarking on a long overdue update to master plans for some of the region's most walkable and bikeable neighborhoods, providing a tremendous opportunity to speak up for better walking and bicycling. Some of the existing neighborhood plans are as old as 1989 (Country Club Plaza), or even 1972 (Westport!)  – the era […]