College Blvd, Renner to Ridgeview, Public Meeting on Wed, Sept 4th

Finally, Lenexa and Olathe with KDOT’s funding are planning for the widening of the worst stretch of College Blvd, the menacing 2- lane, 1-mile section from Renner Blvd west to Ridgeview Rd. Both cities managed to procrastinate making this much needed upgrade long enough that KDOT now needs it improved as part of the massive […]

Leawood Seeking Public Input at 3 Bike/Pedestrian Plan Workshops

The City of Leawood has announced three workshops for gathering public input on their evolving bicycle and pedestrian transportation plan. Additionally, a public survey has been set up on-line to learn about your riding, walking and running activities in Leawood. All Leawood residents and anyone who rides, walks and runs in or through Leawood are […]

Leawood Active Transportation Plan Kick-Off

Leawood is beginning a new Active Transportation Plan for bicycling and walking, and kicking it off with an expo showcasing regional organizations and businesses serving people who walk and bike. Learn about the new plan, suggest your own ideas for improving walking and biking in Leawood, check out the expo and enjoy the BMX skills […]

Upcoming Advocacy Advance MAP-21 Training Opportunities

Advocacy Advance is offering a number of training opportunities in our region this year to help learn about bike/ped opportunities in the new national transportation bill. The next event is April 4th in Wichita.

Upcoming T-WORKS Local Consultation Meetings

The Kansas Department of Transportation has scheduled a series of eight T-WORKS meetings across the state in late September and early October. Please consider attending and speaking up for safe walking and bicycling in Kansas.

Bicycling in Johnson County, KS – A mixed review

The ever intrepid bike commuter Noah Dunker, makes the cover of Kansas City Star’s ‘913’ while on one of his daily commutes to/from work. Mike Hendrick’s, KC Star journalist and bicyclist, wrote an 8-page article (link below) with lots of photos on most things bicycling in Johnson County. It covered the good and the bad […]

Bicycling under Attack Again in US Senate

Contact your US Senators Again Today to Save Bicycle and Pedestrian Funding. Click HERE to take action now. It’s happening again. Just one month ago, Sen. Coburn (R-OK) failed in his efforts to strip funding for Transportation EnhancementsProgram (TEP) from the six-month transportation extension. The bicycle community generated over 75,000 responses to that attack on bicycling and […]

83rd Street Bike Ban in DeSoto Lifted

Tonight by a vote of 6-1, the DeSoto City Council voted to lift the 12-year-od ban for non-motorized traffic on 83rd Street from Kill Creek Rd east to its city limits with Lenexa.  Council is going to discuss reducing the 45-mph speed limit, possibly to 35-mph, in the near future, which would improve the safety […]

83rd Street Bicycle Ban Up for Review

The DeSoto, KS, City Council will re-visit lifting the 83rd Street bicycle ban Thursday, Sept. 15th, 7:00 PM, DeSoto City Hall. Last time this was on the agenda it was defeated by just one vote. The fact that it has come up on the agenda once again after just a few months indicates there is […]

KARE: Contact Your US Senator NOW to Protect Bicycling

An Urgent request from America Bikes: Please help save Transportation Enhancements in the Transportation Extension by contacting your Senators today! It’s easy and takes a minute at the SRTS site. Just click here and enter your ZIP code to direct your input to your Senators.  Our Kansas Senator Jerry Moran is seen as a key […]