We are excited that 2019 will bring paint to pavement: connecting existing bikeway facilities and adding new infrastructure like two-way cycletracks and floating bus stops. We are steadily making progress toward being a more bicycle friendly community. We are leveraging federal transportation funds with local capital improvement funds for several on-street bike facilities. And for the first time, we have dedicated funding ($500,000) for bikeway projects in the 2019-2020 fiscal year budget.
Planned Bikeway Projects
(last updated October 2019)
- You can see the design plans for the entire Downtown Bike Loop here: Downtown Loop.
Martin Luther King Jr. (Paseo) Boulevard
- 75th to 85th Street: bike facilities in this section will be striped in coordination with the Street Preservation Program
- This is a pilot location on the corridor
- View project plans for the section south of 75th St.
- Based on stakeholder input and feedback gathered at neighborhood meetings, the project north of 75th Street is on hold while staff re-scopes the project and conducts additional direct outreach.
- Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard (Paseo) to Bellefontaine Ave.
- Updated design includes the City’s first two-way cycletrack and traffic calming elements in the northeast neighborhoods
- Project is anticipated to go out to bid in fall 2019
- Staff met with neighborhood groups in spring 2019 to review the project design and gather feedback
- E 25th Street to E 36th Street
- 2.5 lane miles of bikeways on both Charlotte and Holmes connecting downtown to midtown
- Staff met with neighborhood groups in late spring 2019 to provide a project update and gather feedback
- Staff is currently coordinating this project with our Street Preservation program to align striping and needed resurfacing work
Completed Bikeway Projects
18th Street Buffered Bike Lane
Buffered bike lanes were striped on 18th Street in spring 2019 from Woodland Ave. to Charlotte St.
Grand Boulevard Buffered Bike Lane
The Grand Boulevard portion of the Downtown Bike Loop was completed in fall 2017.
Armour/Benton Boulevard Bikeway
This bikeway through midtown and the City’s east side was completed in summer 2018 and marked the City’s first parking protected bike lanes.
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 Maggie Green, Public Works Public Information Officer!