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 […]
Tag Archives: transit
Improving transit service in Eastern Jackson County
New connections between suburbs, better access to Johnson County jobs, and a new MAX Bus Rapid Transit line on 24 Hwy.
BikeWalkKC’s statement on KC Streetcar extension to the riverfront
Ensuring high quality bike/pedestrian access is a core part of the project and is available on opening day
Best Practices for Bike Lanes Along Major Bus Routes
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 […]
Streetcar Preliminary Plan – We Need to Get to Work
We were able to get ahold of the NextRail draft plan today and have taken a first look… and it’s not great. It also isn’t horrible. Our truncated conclusion is this: We have a lot work to do if we expect bike lanes and pedestrian improvements to be integrated into the project, especially at […]
Jackson County signs deal to purchase Rock Island line for Katy Trail connection and commuter rail
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.
Streetcars and Bikes
With KC's streetcar starter line on the way in 2015, BikeWalkKC has developed answers to some of the common questions about how bikes and streetcars coexist and support each other.
Jackson Country transit plan on hold
Today Jackson County Executive Mike Sanders announced that the County's transit plan has been delayed. This temporary delay is due to last minute problems gaining access to the railroads needed for commuter trains. A 1% sales tax would have funded commuter rail, streetcar, more bus routes, plus regional trails and bike lane projects – including […]
Participate in a Rock Island Corridor charrette to help shape the future of the Katy Trail and commuter rail corridor
Learn about and provide your ideas for sustainable development along the Rock Island Corridor, soon to be a commuter rail line and the final piece of the Katy Trail.
Bikes and Transit are Hot in Cleveland
BikeWalkKC recently joined a delegation from KC to learn about the Cleveland transit system and bike community.