City proposes more bike, pedestrian friendly Grand Boulevard

A portion of the Kansas City bike map.

A portion of the Kansas City bike map.

The city is introducing a plan to make Grand Boulevard more friendly to bicyclists and walkers as well as drivers.

At the open house on Nov. 25, the public works department says it will present a proposed bikeway plan to transform the existing four-lane roadway to better accommodate motorists, bicyclists, pedestrians and transit.

The planned changes would result in a road with two travel lanes, a center turn lane and buffered bike lanes.

Participants will be encouraged to provide their feedback regarding the proposed bikeway design, and city staff will be on hand to answer questions.

Here’s more from the city:

Since adopting the Bike KC plan in 2002, the City has added more than 50 lane miles of dedicated bike lanes and shared lane markings, and 352 lane miles of signed routes.

The proposed bikeways on Grand Boulevard were identified as part of the City’s Bike KC plan, and are part of a bigger Downtown Loop and Neighborhood Connector project to add a total of 13 miles of dedicated bike lanes in the greater downtown area.

This project will connect the Westside, West Bottoms, River Market, Crossroads, and Eastside via bike lanes into downtown. This project furthers the City’s goal to become a platinum designated Bicycle Friendly CommunitySM as designated by the League of American Bicyclists who oversees this national program; The City is currently rated as a bronze level Bicycle Friendly CommunitySM.


  • Open house event from 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. on Tuesday, November 25 at encompass, located at 1512 Grand Boulevard.

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