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 […]

Transit access to jobs continues to decline

The gap between jobs and transit is getting wider in Kansas City. Transit can’t keep up with the shift of jobs from city centers to suburban office parks, or with the rise of suburb-to-suburb commutes. Only 60% of metro jobs are located in neighborhoods with transit service, and just 13% of local residents are within […]

Johnson County Transit on the chopping block

The Johnson County Board of Commissioners is considering significant cuts it transit system. A whopping 40% of The JO bus routes are in jeopardy for elminiation. This would devestate transit in the county, just as usage is growing, more citizens are demanding better transit options, and the county received federal grants to begin setting the […]

Learn about the Downtown Streetcar

The city is working on a yet another rail plan, but this one looks like it might actually happen.  On June 21st you can find all about it and provide your own two cents. A streetcar starter line is the works between River Market and Crown Center. The big difference from past efforts is that […]