The City of Kansas City received a grant from the Planning for Sustainable Places Grant Program through Mid-America Regional Council to recommend enhancements to create Complete Streets for all users in select Midtown Corridors. The Complete Streets Plan will support and bolster ongoing efforts to enhance streets as thriving commercial, multimodal corridors. The City adopted a Complete Streets ordinance in December 2017 to provide guidelines on how sidewalks and bicycles should be included in capital road projects and new development.
Which Midtown corridors will be studied?
• 39th Street
• 43rd Street
• Broadway Boulevard
• Southwest Trafficway
• Wornall Road
All of the corridors are within the Midtown Area Plan boundary.
MORE ABOUT COMPLETE STREETS
What is a Complete Street? They are designed and operated to enable safe access for all users, including pedestrians, bicyclists, motorists and transit riders. Complete Streets make it easy to cross the street, walk to shops, and bicycle to work. They allow buses to run on time and make it safe for people to walk to and from train stations.
As you can see, there is no cookie cutter design for a Complete Street. Each one is unique and is a product of what the community needs. That is why community input is so important. We need citizens to give us their ideas on what they’d like to see on Complete Streets in Midtown.
For more information on the Midtown Complete Streets Plan contact Joe Blankenship at 816-513-2878 or Joseph.Blankenship@kcmo.org.