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. While the City has encountered some hurdles getting bids within budget, the City continues to work diligently to identify creative solutions to complete these important projects.
Planned Bikeway Projects (last updated May 2018)
Downtown Loop – The Grand Boulevard portion of this project was completed in fall 2017. Work on the second phase of the project will continue in Spring 2018- a more specific timeline will be posted here when details are available. You can see the design plans for the entire Downtown Bike Loop here: Downtown Loop
Armour/Benton Boulevard Bikeway – This bike-way through midtown and the city’s east side is another much anticipated project, and will mark the City’s first protected bike lanes. The city is tentatively slated to start this work in mid-May- a more specific timeline will be posted here when details are available. In the meantime, please feel free to peruse the design plans here: Armour Boulevard Bikeway Plans and Benton Boulevard Bikeway Plans.
Paseo Boulevard – Independence Ave south to 85th Street. This project will add 19 lane miles of on-street bikeways making it the longest continuous bike facility in the region . Public meetings are being planned for spring 2018. The goal will be to work closely with the neighborhoods and stakeholders to design an innovative bike-way.
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 design process. Staff is working with stakeholders to finalize design work on this project.
Charlotte/Holmes – E 25th Street to E 36th Street. This project will add 2.5 lane miles of bikeways on both Charlotte and Holmes connecting downtown to midtown and designs are being finalized.
New KC Bicycle Parking Racks
Have you seen our KC-branded bike racks? Find a map of KC bike rack locations on the kcmo.gov/bikekc home page. We always love to see pictures of people using the racks, too. Feel free to send those to Beth.Breitenstein@kcmo.org!