Evidence-based analysis for Gillham Road shows bike lanes are well-used and encourage people to bike more than before. People love it and want to see more protected places to bike, walk, and roll.
City Hall is repaving 47th Street/Cleaver Boulevard right now, but is choosing not to close a dangerous gap between three important bike/pedestrian corridors. They are missing a huge opportunity to leverage the repaving process to quickly and efficiently make a much-needed safety improvement.
Proposed compromise would convert one-way protected bike lanes to a two-way cycletrack with more permanent car parking, with final decision delayed at least two weeks to work out the details.
UPDATE: Read our report from the February 1st hearing at City Hall and proposed compromise for Truman Road. BikeWalkKC learned this morning (January 27) that Councilmembers Robinson (3rd District) and Ellington (3rd District At-Large) have introduced an ordinance to remove Truman Road from the Protected Bike Lane Plan. In addition, it would force the […]
Dear BikeWalkKC Members, We want to give a brief update on the meeting that was held at the Gregg/Klice Community Center on January 18 regarding the Truman Road protected bike lane project. The primary purpose of the meeting was for city officials to share the solutions and revised plans to the project based on community […]
Dear BikeWalkKC members, Many of you have expressed concerns about recent developments related to the Truman Road protected bike lane project. We want to provide you with the information we have at hand, and to offer some additional resources and recommendations for next steps. On January 6, 2023, a meeting was held at Gregg/Klice Community […]
5 year plan and 2022 project list approved 11-2 by City Council
Update: KCMO City Council voted 11-2 to approve a five-year plan for protected bike lanes and a list of projects scheduled for construction in 2022. Attend public meetings and reach out to your councilmembers in support of more connected and protected routes for 2022 and beyond! When KCMO passed the Vision Zero resolution back in 2020, […]
With more protected bike lanes getting built in the KC region recently, there is a lot to learn about this new infrastructure. We created a new guide about protected bike lanes to help everyone learn more about what they are, why they are so important for safety, and how to use them. All About Protected […]
As we approach the one year anniversary of Kansas City’s first protected bike lanes on Armour Boulevard in KCMO, data from Public Works and the KCPD shows that traffic crashes are down, bike traffic is up, and car traffic is calmer. City Hall is also making some tweaks to the design in response to concerns about visibility at intersections for motorists. This data and the City’s willingness to make iterative improvements will help ensure lessons learned on Armour are used in the new bike plan and future bike lane projects.