FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 10, 2018
Grab a helmet and check your tires. Kansas City is celebrating bike month in May by moving full speed ahead constructing and designing new bikeways across the City.
On Friday, May 11, work begins on the Armour/Benton Boulevard bikeways, bringing the city’s first parking protected bike lanes to Armour Boulevard from Broadway Boulevard to Main Street. The project will also upgrade intersections to make cycling safer on Benton Boulevard between St. John Avenue and Blue Parkway on the city’s east side.
The parking protected lanes on Armour Boulevard will move on-street parking a few feet away from the curb to make room for a bike lane that will be located between the curb and the parking lane. The new striping will result in one travel lane in each direction for motor vehicles. Crews will apply a new layer of pavement to Armour Boulevard before striping the bike lanes and this work will temporarily impact on-street parking and divert traffic to one lane in sections starting May 11 and through next week. View more details on this project and timeline specifics at kcmo.gov/bikekc. Timelines are weather dependent.
Downtown Loop Bikeway
The City is rolling out the final portion of the Downtown Loop Bikeway this month. The Grand Boulevard bike lanes, the spine of this project, were constructed last fall. Crews are striping the remainder of the project, putting bike facilities along West Pennway, Forrester Road, Beardsley Road, 9th Street and more, connecting adjacent neighborhoods to the Grand Boulevard bikeway downtown. Final touches are being made and work should be complete Friday.
Paseo Boulevard Bikeway
This project, currently in the early design stage, will add a 10-mile bikeway to The Paseo Boulevard from Independence Avenue to 85th Street, making this the longest contiguous bike facility in the City. The goal will be to work closely with the neighborhoods and stakeholders to design an innovative bikeway. Two open houses have been scheduled:
When: Thursday, May 31 from 4:30-7 p.m.
Where: Gregg/Klice Community Center, 1600 John Buck O’Neil Way
When: Tuesday, June 5th from 4:30-7 p.m.
Where: The Robert J. Mohart Multipurpose FOCUS Center, 3200 Wayne Ave.
For more information about all bike projects citywide, please visit the City’s BikeKC site. For media requests, please contact Public Works Public Information Officer Beth Breitenstein at 816-513-2612.