Pedestrians & Bicyclists Asked to Comment on US 69/MO River Bridge EA

MoDOT and KDOT are co-hosting a public meeting and on-line comment opportunity as part of the Environmental Assessment phase for the replacement of the Fairfax & Platte Purchase Bridges (US 69 Hwy) over the Missouri River. Both DOT’s and local government’s have been supportive of a shared-use path for pedestrians and bicyclists on the new […]

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 […]

KU Proposes Center Bike Lanes for Jayhawk Blvd.

KU has announced an $11 million dollar reconstruction of Jayhawk Blvd to improve pedestrian and bicycle accessibility and safety, roadway infrastructure, utilities, bus circulation and to restore the historic tree-lined character of the original Jayhawk Blvd.

KS Congressional Delegation Fails to Support Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety

While at the National Bicycle Summit in early March 2013, KanBikeWalk representatives had, among other things, one simple request for each of Kansas’ six Congressional delegates. The ask was to sign a bi-partisan letter of support for the establishment of safety performance measures for bicycle and pedestrians affected by the use of federal transportation funds […]

A Story: Why Clear Sidewalks?

A personal story about a hit-and-run collision that shattered a body, due to an uncleared sidewalk. Please encourage your community and its residents to clear their sidewalks and trails and bike lanes, and not pile snow up at the intersections.

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 […]

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 […]