Category Archives: suburbs

Indian Creek Trail closed at Switzer Road

Limited Warren T reports that the Indian Creek Trail is closed, and that the posted detour is usable but not ideal. The lack of connected side streets in southern Johnson County means that the busy 119th Street is the only … Continue reading

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Blue Springs Midnight Bike Ride

The annual Blue Springs Night Ride is back this Saturday night. This is a great night ride with a laid back vibe, quiet streets, and a great place to ride. More info here.

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Critical Mass in Overland Park

If the large and boisterous Midtown Critical Mass isn’t your scene, some folks in Overland Park offer a more mellow Critical Manners-style Mass starting in the Corporate Woods office park. Get the details on OP Mass Facebook page.

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Leawood kicks off Bike Week with Complete Streets policy

BikeWalkKC reports that Leawood has adopted a new Complete Streets policy on the first day of Bike Week!

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Lee’s Summit already undermining its Complete Streets policy

In November 2010 Lee’s Summit became the first metro community with a Complete Streets policy, but barely four months later the city is undermining the policy with a sharp departure from earlier plans to accomodate bicycle traffic on Lee’s Summit … Continue reading

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Blue Springs Parks Director on the increasingly fashionable bicycle

Blue Springs Parks and Recreation Director Roscoe Righter has a special in the The Examiner talking about the increasing popularity of bicycling, both nationally and in Blue Springs.  He also promises plans for expanding the city’s bike route network in … Continue reading

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New bike lanes on 127th Street in Olathe

Kansas Cyclist reports on brand new bike lanes on 127th Street in Olathe, and the promise of more to come.  It’s a great addition to Olathe’s large and growing network of bike lanes and trails.

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Lee’s Summit adopts region’s first Complete Streets policy

Last night the Lee’s Summit City Council approved by 6-1 the Kansas City metro area’s first-ever Complete Streets policy. The new Livable Streets policy makes it the goal of the City to include all roadway users when planning new transportation … Continue reading

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Lee’s Summit poised to adopt KC’s first Complete Streets policy

Thursday evening the Lee’s Summit City Council will vote on a Livable Streets policy that will help to promote streets that are designed for everyone – motorists, pedestrians, bicyclists, the disabled, children, transit riders, and seniors. This would be the … Continue reading

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North Kansas City installing metro’s first sharrows today!

This morning North Kansas City started installing what are probably the KC region’s first sharrows or shared lane markings. NKC has broughten it!  Who will be next?  KCMO? Shawnee?  Lee’s Summit? Place your bets! Photos by Steve Rhoades. Sharrows, or … Continue reading

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