Regional bike map and app available

Bikers, a new version of a regional bike map is now available – and it shows 1200 miles of trails and bikeways.

Here are details from the Mid-America Regional Council.

Just in time for National Bike Month in May, a new KC Regional Trails and Bikeways map is available for area bicyclists and walkers. The Mid-America Regional Council worked with local governments to produce the map using aerial photography, global positioning and geographic information systems (GIS) data to provide the most up-to-date information available.

The previous version of the map had a total of 702 miles of trails and bikeways. The new map shows 1,273 miles of trails and bikeways, including:

  • 45 miles of bike lanes.
  • 83 miles of mountain bike trails.
  • 175 miles of walking and hiking trails.
  • 188 miles of bike routes.
  • 225 miles of “share the road” bikeways.
  • 555 miles of paved trails.

The map is printed on an eco-friendly, tree-free paper that is durable and recyclable. The printed map is FREE and available from local community centers.

For the more tech-savvy biking and hiking crowd, MARC has also developed a free Regional KC Bike Map web app that can be used to view the map on a smartphone, tablet or computer browser. The web app has all the same details as the print version. The web app will also be updated as new information becomes available. The app — which should be used safely, not while riding or driving — is available at .

“We are very excited about the publication of the new map and especially the web app,” said Sarah Shipley of BikeWalkKC, chair of MARC’s Pedestrian Cyclist Safety Task Team. “These are highly sought resources, and numerous partners have worked cooperatively to make both the map and app as detailed and up-to-date as possible.”

MARC will host a launch party for the Bike Map and the Regional KC Bike Map web app on Friday, May 10, from 4–5:30 p.m., at Garment District Place Park on 8 th Street between Broadway and Washington, in Kansas City, Mo. A limited supply of free maps will be available at the event, and staff will be on hand to help install and demonstrate the web app.

A list of additional Bike Month events is available online at .

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