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KCMO hosts third annual Bike to Boulevard

Post Date:06/06/2019 10:30 AM

City staff, elected officials, and community members gathered on Wednesday afternoon for the third “Bike to Boulevard with KCMO” bike ride. The event was cohosted by BikeWalkKC, the regional bicycle/pedestrian advocacy organization.

The ride started at City Hall to demonstrate the city’s commitment to improving bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure for our residents and visitors.

“We are thankful for partners like BikeWalkKC and passionate community members who support this work and push our city in a positive direction,” said Sherri McIntyre, Director of Public Works. “We look forward to continuing to build out our multimodal transportation system, invest in complete streets, and ensure that all modes of travel are supported by our network.”

2019 has already brought paint to pavement with the completion of buffered bike lanes on 18th Street through the Crossroads District in early May. We are making steady progress to design and build bike lanes and other bike facilities in neighborhoods across the city. This includes along the Charlotte/Holmes, Lexington/Gladstone, and MLK Boulevard (The Paseo) routes. We are finalizing design that will integrate new facilities like two-way cycle tracks and floating bus stops. Plus, two weeks ago we launched the scooter and e-bike pilot program.

“BikeWalkKC is pleased to partner with the City of KCMO for the third annual Bike to Boulevard event. This event provides an opportunity for the public to learn about bike projects in the works, and participate ‘in real life’ on a group ride on city streets,” said Eric Rogers, Executive Director of BikeWalkKC.

The event kicked off on the south steps of City Hall with an update about bicycle projects in 2019 and a bicycle safety talk. The route took riders on the Grand Boulevard and 20th Street buffered bike lanes all the way to Boulevard Beer Hall for a networking event.

“We are thankful for partners like BikeWalkKC and passionate community members who support this work and push our city in a positive direction.” said Sherri McIntyre, Director of Public Works. “We look forward to continuing to build out our multimodal transportation system, invest in complete streets, and ensure that all modes of travel are supported by our network.”

For information about bicycle projects, visit KCMO.gov.

For media inquiries, please contact the Public Works Public Information Officer, Maggie Green, at 816-513-2612.

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