Armour Boulevard Engagement & Technical Assistance

Upon learning the city of Kansas City was planning to use CMAQ funding to repaint fading sharrows on Armour Boulevard in Kansas City, Missouri, members of the community reached out to BikeWalkKC staff to provide technical support and design services to make the case for traffic calming and roadway re-channelization. BikeWalkKC assembled a strong coalition of neighborhood leaders and found support from major property owners, city council members, and other key stakeholders. BikeWalkKC worked with Kansas City’s Public Works Department to redefine the scope of the project to include dedicated bike lanes along with a significant road diet. The end result will likely be implementation of the metro area’s first protected bike lane. At 1.5 miles long, it would be one of the longest continuous protected bike lanes in the Midwest.