Speak up for walking and bicycling in your community
This week there are some important opportunities for area residents to support better policies and facilities for walking and bicycling. A little bit of your time goes a long way towards making our communities more livable.
Woodsweather Bridge - Tuesday, March 29th
The City of KCMO is preparing to renovate or replace the Woodsweather Bridge between the West Bottoms and the River Market and Downtown Loop. At this public meeting the city will present its first draft plans for the bridge, and we hope they will include both sidewalks and bike lanes where none exist today. 5:00-7:00 p.m. at 1009 West 8th Street, KCMO. Read more.
KCK Complete Streets Policy -
Thursday, March 31st
Rescheduled for Thursday, April 7th, same time and place.
The Unified Government Board of Commissioners will vote on a Complete Streets policy for KCK and Wyandotte County. KCK could join KCMO and Lee's Summit as the third metro community with a Complete Streets policy that seeks to make streets more inclusive of pedestrians, children, bicyclists, the disabled, transit users, etc. 7:00 p.m. at KCK City Hall, 701 North 7th Street. Read more.
Lee's Summit Road - Thursday, March 31st
Jackson County, KCMO, and Lee's Summit are preparing to widen and improve Lee's Summit Road between 40 Higway and Colbern Road. The current plan includes bike lanes, sidewalks, and a sidepath trail. The bike lanes especially need strong public support for remaining in the final plan. 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Pleasant Grove Bible Church, 4916 Lee’s Summit Road. Read more.
Old Northeast master plan
The KCMO City Planning Department is working on a new master plan covering most of the Historic Old Northeast neighborhoods. The Truman Plaza Area Plan is a great opportunity for residents to speak up for things like better sidewalks, more crosswalks, bike lanes, trails, traffic calming, and better public transit\. You can submit your suggestions online at www.plankcmo.com.
Missouri Capitol Day and Ride with Legislators - April 11th
Please join the Missouri Bicycle and Pedestrian Federation in Jefferson City to meet with your legislators and talk about the importance of bicycling and walking for Missouri's health, safety, and economy. Bring your bike for a short ride on the Katy Trail with legislators and other state leaders. Learn more and sign up at www.mobikefed.org/capitolday.
If you live, work, play, or travel in any of these areas, a few minutes of your time will go a long way towards making them safer and more livable communities. Please forward this to your friends and colleagues who might be interested.