Deadline of Friday, June 4 to help ensure Missouri’s improvements to its rail system also supports walking and biking! MODOT is updating the state’s freight and rail plan. One of the central focuses of the plan is to identify “strategies for the transportation network to operate harmoniously across all modes.” The schedule for the plan […]
Tag Archives: transportation planning
Public comment needed on local sustainability projects seeking urban planning funding
One of the ways our region supports increased biking and walking is by funding projects to plan for or develop new infrastructure for people to walk, bike, and roll upon. For the Kansas City metro, the Mid-America Regional Council (MARC) is an important leader for this work. In addition to convening active transportation leaders from […]
The ABCs of a DOT for KC
One of the mobility-related issues that has come up in the debates for the June 18th KCMO Mayoral and City Council election is the idea of a city-level Department of Transportation, or DOT. It’s an idea that we have been researching and studying for some time now. This is why we believe a KC DOT could be an effective strategy for improving mobility across the city and addressing the many challenges of a fractured transportation structure spread across multiple silos in City Hall. It could be especially effective in addressing long standing community frustration with the pace of improvements for people who walk, bike, and use transit.
The Multimodal Route to Affordable Housing
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 […]
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.
Action Alert: Prairie Village Bike Plan Open House June 15th
Share your thoughts about how to make Prairie Village a better place to bike for both transportation and recreation.
Bike Transportation Planning series kicks off with city officials in Raytown and Lee’s Summit
Last week 12 city employees from Raytown and Lee’s Summit completed the first installment of BikeWalkKC’s new Bicycle Transportation Planning class, which helps local cities design and build better places to bike and walk. Our first class included staff who work in public works, traffic engineering, planning, parks, and other fields in both cities. Participants […]