Trail and transit plans took a big step forward to today with the announcement that Jackson County has signed an agreement with Union Pacific railroad to purchase the Rock Island line and use it to create a commuter rail line and a trail connection to Missouri's Katy Trail State Park.
The Northland's Line Creek has been recognized as an outstanding development project of 2013. It has received the Kansas City Business Journal's Capstone Award and is a finalist for the Economic Development Corporation's Cornerstone Award. The trail starts near the Missouri River in Riverside and will end north of 152 Hwy in Kansas City by […]
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 […]
The last phase of the Troost Avenue bridge replacement over Brush Creek is almost finished, finally filling a big gap in the Brush Creek Trail. The trail is now completely separated from the street from the Madison Avenue on the Country Club Plaza all the way to Elmwood Avenue on the East Side. This final […]
Today city officials cut the ribbon a new trail project along East 93rd Street at Newton Street, adjacent to Schumacher Park. This marks the newest segment of the growing 3 Trails corridor in southern Kansas City. This short segment will soon be part of a longer trail that connects Hickman Mills High School with the […]
A small 1.25 mile section of the Mill Creek Streamway Trail is scheduled to close this week for resurfacing and maintenance. The two week closure will occur between the Northgate and Northwoods trailheads. Woodland Avenue just to the west of the trail has bike lanes and is a good alternative during the trail closure. Link: […]
This spring the City of Overland Park started construction on the next piece of the popular Turkey Creek Trail. This segment is at the city’s northerned edge along I-35, between Antioch Road and Metcalf Avenue. The new trail should be open by the end of this summer! Overland Park announcement: Turkey Creek Trail Coming Alive. […]
Great news for Bike Month. The City of KCMO is starting two big expansion projects on the Line Creek and Route 152 trails!
The Northland's new Shoal Creek Trail is growing with a new extension from NE 80th to NE Barry Road, connecting to Metro Communitiy College's Maple Woods campus. This trail connects with Gladstone's trail along N. Prospect/Highway 1 to form an important north/south corridor for Clay County. Other destinations along the trail include the Maple Woods […]
The Line Creek Community Center access point for the rapidly growing Line Creek Trail will be briefly closed for construction. This imporant part of the Northland Trails Plan and Trails KC is quickly growing south towards the Missouri River. See the City's construction announcement for details. It's current length from NW 76th to I-29 near […]