FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Aug. 2, 2018
Kansas City is opening a new bikeway on Armour Boulevard through midtown and the city’s east side. Public Works crews just finished the City’s first parking-protected bike lanes along Armour Boulevard from Broadway Boulevard to The Paseo and now it is time to celebrate.
Join city leaders, BikeWalkKC and project supporters on the southeast corner of Armour Boulevard and Gillham Road this Friday at 10 a.m. After a brief ceremony, a group bike ride along Armour Boulevard will immediately follow. B-Cycle, BikeWalkKC’s bike share service, is offering free cycle checkouts (using code 9318) all day on Friday.
This project transformed Armour Boulevard from a four-lane to a two-lane roadway, offering safer travel for motorists, pedestrians, bicyclists and transit users. The project aligns with the city’s complete streets ordinance, approved by council last year. That ordinance provides guidelines on how sidewalks and bicycles should be included in capital road projects and new development, offering increased efficiencies and lowering the environmental impact of the City’s transportation system.
For more information on bike projects in the city, please visit the BikeKC page on the City’s website, KCMO.gov.
For media requests, please contact the Public Works Public Information Officer, Beth Breitenstein, at 816-513-2612.