Category Archives: trails

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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I-670 Bike/Ped bridge closing for construction

  The Riverfront Heritage Trail’s bridge over I-670 is closing on Friday for construction and will remain closed until the end of September.  A short on-street detour is available via the Summit Street overpass. This old bridge linking the Westside … Continue reading

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Update on MetroGreen Trails

Learn about the progress of the MetroGreen regional trail network this Wednesday evening with Parks and Recreation Directors from Kansas City, MO; Platte County; and Johnson County. MetroGreen Update (Info and RSVP) Wednesday, June 1st 6:00 p.m. reception, 6:30 p.m. … Continue reading

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Funding for Merriam Lane bike lanes and Blue River trail

A couple of additions to last week’s list of bike/ped projects awarded federal funding; Merriam Lane bike lanes The Unified Government of KCK/WyCo will reconstruct Merriam Lane in part of the city’s Green Corridor, including bike lanes.  The segment between … Continue reading

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Maple Woods Parkway and Trail Extension

Tonight there is a public meeting for the City’s plan to extend Maple Woods Parkway and the adjacent trail from NE 96th to NE 111th.  Stop by the Staley golf club to learn more and register your support for this … Continue reading

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Trolley Track Trail Sinkhole fixed by end of January

The KC Star reports that work has begun to fill the giant sinkhole that closed the part of the Trolley Track Trail in October 2010, when an abandoned mine collapsed. The trail segment between Troost and Woodland should re-open by … 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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Smithville Lake trails closed for deer hunt this weekend

This weekend the paved, mountain bike, and hiking trails at Smithville Lake will be closed for the Corps of Engineers’ semi-annual managed deer hunt. Details at Smithville Lake Trails blog.

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EarthRiders Trails Association receives conservation award

ERTA has received an important conservation award from KC WildLands, recognizing the trail builder’s efforts to provide access to urban greenspace and preserve natural areas in in the Blue River corrider from Swope Park to southern Kansas City. Read about … Continue reading

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Update on the Trolley Track Trail Sinkhole on TV

KMBC-TV 9 has a report on the Trolley Track Trail sinkhole that we reported last month.

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