In Your Community > Eastern Jackson County
Including Independence, Lee's Summit, Blue Springs, Grandview, Raytown, etc.
BikeWalkKC's Programs and Activities
Our four Local Spokes youth education programs teach kids the skills they need to bike and walk safely and confidently to school or around their neighborhood. We are pleased to have recently expanded our BLAST program in the Independence School District. Learn more.
Safe Routes to School
BikeWalkKC provides technical assistance and programs to schools and school districts to help them get more kids walking and biking to school. Learn more.
RideKC classic pedal bikes are now available at Longview Lake, with a station at Shelter 14 near the marina. Use the RideKC Bike app to check out a bike, and use the on-board lock to end your trip when you're done riding.
Current Campaigns and Advocacy Issues
The City of Independence has updated its comprehensive plan, Imagine Independence. Click here to learn more and see the final plan.
SmartMoves 3.0: Better transit for Eastern Jackson County
Learn how EJC fits into the new regional transit plan and what you can do to get better transit in your community.
Current Public Projects
Rock Island Trail
Jackson County manages the Rock Island Corridor and is working to expand the Rock Island Trail. Ultimately, it will span from Kansas City through Raytown and Lee's Summit, connect to the stadiums, and ultimately, to the Katy Trail. Learn more.
Route 50/291 Interchange
A new interchange for these two highways in Lee's Summit include the first protected bike/ped crossing over US 50 Hwy. Click here to learn more about this "diverge-about."
As part of its active living initiatives, The City of Independence has developed concepts for a pedestrian and bicycle path that will connect residents and visitors to neighborhoods, Independence Square, Truman Library, Englewood Arts District, Truman Sports Complex, and the Rock Island Trail. Click here to learn more.
Downtown Lee's Summit Bike Parking Plan
Lee's Summit, in partnership with BikeWalkKC and local businesses, now provides bike parking for visitors to Downtown businesses and destinations.
Local Resources in Eastern Jackson County
Blue Springs trail information and map
Independence Trails Plan (PDF)
Grandview Communities for All Ages
Building a Healthier Jackson County
How you can get involved
Livable Streets Lee's Summit
Serve as Lee’s Summit’s citizen advisory board to the City Council and promote livable streets principles in planning, advocating, and encouraging an accessible, safe, efficient, and sustainable transportation network. Meetings are held the 3rd Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. in City Hall's Strothers meeting room.
Independence Sustainability Commission
Meets Quarterly. Contact the City Clerk for more details.
Citizens Advisory Committee on Transportation (Grandview)
Consider and recommend to the Board of Aldermen such actions and regulatory measures which are deemed to promote safe and healthful transportation conditions throughout the City of Grandview. Meetings are held first Thursday of every other month beginning with January at 7:00 pm.
BikeWalkKC Advocacy Mailing List
Get email alerts about important news in your community. This is a low-volume list.
Stats and Highlights
Lee's Summit is a nationally designated Walk Friendly Community and a Bike Friendly Community.
- Blue Springs
- Lee's Summit