By the BikeWalkKC Policy Team, Eric Bunch and Michael Kelley It’s no secret that Kansas City (like the rest of the region and the nation) has an affordable housing problem. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) defines affordability as when a household spends no more than 30% of its income on housing-related […]
RideKC will hold a Community Meeting this Saturday to discuss its Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Planning and Feasibility Study for Independence Avenue, and we want to see you there! The study has major implications for transit users in general and the region as a whole. The 9-mile stretch of Independence Avenue is one of the […]
While BikeWalkKC spends a good amount of time addressing issues related to active transportation (specifically biking and walking), we understand that a true multimodal system of transportation is what will benefit the Kansas City region today and in the future. In addition to biking and walking, we also support efforts to increase access to transit […]
Hear from local and national experts and learn best practices on bicycle planning and transit integration, including BikeWalkKC’s own Thomas Morefield. Click here to learn more and to register: http://kc-apa.org/event-details.php?eid=126
Join other non-profits at The Independence Social Service Summit IV. This is the fourth year of bringing a variety of social service agencies together which support the citizens of Independence. Be prepared to make connections, brainstorm partnership opportunities and receive valuable education. Regardless of the population you serve (elderly, youth, furry friends, etc.), there are likely untapped […]
Join MARC, BikeKC, RideKC, the City of KCMO and MoDOT KC for a joint community meeting for two Planning Sustainable Places projects – Connecting Swope & Prospect Ave Right-of-Ways Study. The community meeting format will consist of a 15-minute presentation on Connections Across 71 Highway (to begin at 6:00 p.m.) followed by a 15-minute presentation […]
New connections between suburbs, better access to Johnson County jobs, and a new MAX Bus Rapid Transit line on 24 Hwy.
Ensuring high quality bike/pedestrian access is a core part of the project and is available on opening day
The Kansas City Area Transit Authority has plans in the works for rerouting all of their buses onto what they are calling Transit Emphasis Corridors (TEC). The north-south routes will follow Grand and the east-west routes will follow 11th/12th. Besides the obvious connections transit has to walkability, these plans have implications for riding a bike […]
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.