The following is the city’s full draft of the Bike KC Master Plan: Bike KC Master Plan Draft 2019
Four public open houses were held in early 2019 and now the plan will go before some other approvals before it is ultimately considered by the full City Council:
2/26– Board of Parks and Recreation at 2:00 p.m. at 4600 E. 63rd St.
3/4– Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee at 4:30 p.m. at City Hall- 10th floor- 414 E. 12th St.
3/19– City Plan Commission at 9:00 a.m. at City Hall- 26th Floor Council Chambers- 414 E. 12th St.
4/18- A joint Planning Zoning and Economic Development Committee/ Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Hearing at 9:30 a.m. in City Hall Council Chambers.
TBA- Full City Council Consideration
Background and Process of the Bike KC Plan Rewrite
The City Planning & Development Department’s Long Range Planning and Preservation staff is finalizing a rewrite of the Bike KC plan along with multiple city departments, partner organizations and community members. The rewrite is in response to the 2016 Bike KC Performance Audit released by the City Auditor’s Office in December, 2016. The purpose of this planning process is to establish a clear vision for bicycling in Kansas City, set specific goals and strategies, prioritize projects or project areas for the future, and to address funding and programmatic elements. The 2016 audit made 13 recommendations that the rewritten plan must address. They can be found on page 22 of the audit.
The final draft of the project had four phases:
I. Establishing project background and engaging the public to establish the plan’s vision
II. Conducting network analysis including level of traffic stress and facility typologies
III. Evaluating project prioritization, programming, policies, funding, and implementation strategies
IV. Drafting full plan and beginning adoption
Continued public engagement is necessary for this project’s success.
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Project Presentations and Materials
Joint Steering/Tech Committee Presentation 9/2017
Joint Steering/Tech Committee Presentation 12/2017
Draft 2018 Bike KC Network
Draft 2018 Bike KC 5-Year Priority Network
MARC Regional Bikeway Plan – Adopted
Bicycle Network Demand Analysis – Report prepared by BikeWalkKC
More details on the Bicycle Network Demand Analysis report
Joseph Blankenship – City Planning and Development Dept. Project Manager
Wes Minder – City Manager’s Office Plan Implementation Manager
Beth Breitenstien – Public Information Officer for media requests