KC's famous boulevard and parkway system is a great place to walk and bike, but it can be even better. Let our city leaders know that you support bike/ped in new design standards for parkways and boulevards.
Putting Grand Boulevard on a road diet is the best way to fatten up Kansas City’s reputation as a bike-friendly community. Translated, we fully support the city’s plan to slim down the number of traffic lanes on wide-open Grand from the River Market south to 20th Street and then add dedicated lanes for bicycles going north and south.
Next MO River crossing due for replacement is the Route 92 Centennial Bridge between Leavenworth & Platte Counties. KDOT has not committed to including bike/ped, so your voice is needed next week to show strong public support. http://ow.ly/GZhh1
Please KDOT don't be short-sighted by not including bike/ped needs into the design. Having this access would open great routes for the greater KC cycling community and facilitate cross-country touring in our neck of the woods, rather than being diverted to more bike-friendly crossings in other states.
The United Health Foundation recently named Kansas and Missouri among the seven states that have sunk the furthest on its list over the past 25 years. A robust Kansas was in 12th place in 1990; now it’s a middling 27th, according to the foundation’s America’s Health Rankings. Missouri used to be among the better half of states at 24th place; now it’s a dismal 36th.