From the first protected bike lanes to more bike boxes and new bike racks, the City is making progress toward being a more bicycle friendly community. The City is leveraging $2.3 million in federal transportation funds with local capital improvement funds for several on-street bike facilities slated for 2017 and 2018 construction.
2016 Completed Bike Lanes
The following projects are a result of the Road Diet Analysis Resolution from early 2015 and were constructed as part of street resurfacing:
- 2.4 miles of bike lanes were added along Gregory Blvd from Cleveland to Lakeside Drive.
- 1.5 miles of bike lanes were added along Barry Road from Highland to Kenwood.
- 1.5 miles of bike lanes were added along ne 108th street from Smalley Ave. to Cookingham Dr.
Planned Bikeway Projects (last updated February 2017)
Downtown Loop – This is a much anticipated and talked about project, adding bike facilities using Grand Boulevard as the spine of the project and connecting seven neighborhoods into downtown. Kansas City is working closely with the Federal Highway Administration and MoDOT to identify alternative procurement methods to move forward with the planned Downtown Loop bikeway project and other federally funded bikeway projects. We are working on the most efficient and cost-effective solution and will provide updates on progress. We are committed to move this and other bikeway projects forward as we simultaneously rewrite our bike plan. We greatly appreciate your patience as we keep the wheels turning on more bike facilities city-wide.
Armour Boulevard – A 3 lane mile project is being developed with residents and stakeholders along Armour Boulevard from Broadway to The Paseo. This project is funded with local capital improvement dollars and federal Congestion Mitigation Air Quality (CMAQ). A public meeting was held to share design plans and gather feed back. You can view those plans on our Armour Blvd Bikeway Feedback Page. Kansas City is working closely with the Federal Highway Administration and MoDOT to identify the best procurement method to move forward with this project and other federally funded bikeway projects.
Paseo Boulevard – Independence Ave south to 85th Street. This project will add 19 lane miles of on-street bikeways making the longest continuous facility in the region and possibly the country. This project is currently in the RFQ process. The goal will be to work closely with the neighborhoods and stakeholders to design an innovative bikeway.
Lexington/Gladstone – This 6.6 lane mile project will wind through several Northeast neighborhoods from Woodland to Lexington and Gladstone and is currently in the RFQ process. The goal will be to work closely with the neighborhoods and stakeholders to design an innovative bikeway.
Charlotte/Holmes – 13th Street south to 36th Street. This project will add 2.5 lane miles of bikeways on both Charlotte and Holmes connecting downtown to midtown and is currently in the RFQ process. The downtown segments added a combination of dedicated bike lanes and shared lane markings as part of the street resurfacing program. The goal will be to work closely with the neighborhoods and stakeholders to design the bikeway corridor on these one-way pairs.
Benton Boulevard – This 11 lane mile project from St. John to Brush Creek proposes to be the City’s first Bicycle Boulevard. A bicycle boulevard are best on low motorized traffic volume and low speed streets designed to optimize bicycle travel. Benton is currently a signed bicycle route. This project proposes to enhance the safety and visibility of cyclists by adding green pavement with shared lane markings (sharrows) along with bike boxes and designated signage.
New KC Bicycle Parking Racks
Efforts are underway to install a hundred new KC branded bike racks around the City. The racks will be installed in several business districts. They were federally funded. Check back for photos!