FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Aug. 26, 2016
Kansas City continues to make its mark as a bicycle-friendly community and now a national organization wants your feedback! For the first time, the League of American Bicyclists is allowing the public to complete an online survey to assist in determining their designation of Bike Friendly Communities.
Previously, local feedback was limited to reviewers who met certain criteria and completed an application process. The addition of the 10-question survey considers factors like how frequently bicyclists ride, how accessible are bike paths and bike safety.
Kansas City is leveraging $2.3 million in federal transportation funds with local capital improvement funds for five on-street bikeway projects, adding 49 miles of new bikeways by 2020. Other bike-friendly accommodations in the works include the City’s first protected bike lanes, more bike boxes and the installation of new KC-branded bike racks across the City.
This is your chance to help showcase the positive ways we are making Kansas City’s vibrant atmosphere more and more bike friendly! The deadline to complete the survey is Sept. 15, and the League of American Bicyclists Bike Friendly Community designations will be announced in November.