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Construction starts on Turkey Creek Trail through Overland Park

This spring the City of Overland Park started construction on the next piece of the popular Turkey Creek Trail. This segment is at the city’s northerned edge along I-35, between Antioch Road and Metcalf Avenue. The new trail should be open by the end of this summer! Overland Park announcement: Turkey Creek Trail Coming Alive. […]

Lee’s Summit gets national recognition as Bicycle Friendly Community

Congratulations to the City of Lee's Summit for being recognized today as a Bronze Level Bicycle Friendly Community by the League of American Bicyclists. This coveted designation honors cities that provide facilities, policies, and programs to support people who bike for transportation, recreation, and fitness.  Lee's Summit has become a regional leader with the metro's […]

Be careful, sun glare is back again

Shorter days mean more of us are commuting during times of significant sun glare. Here are some tips to keep everyone safe – people who walk, people who bike and people who drive automobiles. People who walk When crossing the street, be aware of drivers that are facing into the sun, as they will have […]

Lee’s Summit gets Walk Friendly Community Designation

Congratulations to Lee’s Summit for achieving the Bronze Level Walk Friendly Community Award! Much like the Bicycle Friendly Community Award, this new designation recognizes cities that provide safe, comfortable, and accessible facilities and polices for walking. Lee’s Summit has one of the metro’s most vibrant and pedestrian-friendly suburban downtowns, with a mix of shopping, housing, and […]

Put Paint to Pavement campaign update

Over 500 Kansas Citains have joined our call to Put Paint to Pavement by sharing their personal stories about how more bike lanes and crosswalks would improve the safety, health, and wallets of their families. Can you help us get to 1,000 by the end of August? We want that stack over on the right to be as tall as […]

Advocacy Alert: Woodsweather Road sidewalks and bike lanes

Cyclists and pedestrians needed to speak up for sidewalks and bike lanes on new Woodsweather Road bridge in Downtown Kansas City, MO. The City is drafting plans to replace part of Woodsweather Road just west of the Broadway Bridge. It’s a key Bike KC route and important pedesrian and bicycle connection between the West Bottoms, […]

Alliance for Biking and Walking awards grant to establish BikeWalkKC

BikeWalkKC’s startup is being made possible by an Advocacy Advance grant from the Alliance for Biking and Walking, supported by SRAM, Planet Bike, and Bikes Belong.  The Missouri Bicycle and Pedestrian Federation received a $30,000 matching grant establish BikeWalkKC here in one of the largest American cities without a regional bicycle advocacy organization. We’re now […]