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 […]

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 […]