Today the Kansas City, MO City Council unanimously adopted a resolution for Livable Streets, a.k.a. Complete Streets. It’s a powerful high level statement in support of making city streets more inclusive of all users – pedestrians, motorists, bicyclists, the disabled, seniors, children, transit riders, etc.
The Livable Streets resolution is a sort of capstone to several different polices and plans that are already moving the city forward towards becoming safer and easier to navigate by whatever mode of transportation people choose.
- Bike KC and Trails KC master plans.
- 2020 Platinum Level Bike Friendly Community.
- Walkability plan.
- Development code and parking regulation reform.
- Updated Major Street Plan based on Complete Streets concepts.
- Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee.
- Climate Protection Plan.
- City Sustainability Plan.
- FOCUS KC master plan.
Kansas City now joins Lee’s Summit as the second metro community with a Complete Streets policy, and becomes the eighth city in Missouri. The resolution was introduced by 4th District At-Large Councilmember Beth Gottstein and co-sponsored by Cathy Jolly, Melba Curls, Jan Marcason, John Sharp, Sharon Sanders-Brooks, Cindy Circo, Terry Riley, and Mayor Funkhouser.