Signs to remind drivers to share the roads with bikes

Photo courtesty CIty of Kansas City.

Kansas City is continuing its goal of becoming more bike friendly by adding reminder signs along its bikeway streets.

This map shows Midtown signed bike lanes in purple. Main routes include Roanoke, Wyoming, Pennsylvania, Wyandotte, Warwick, and Emanuel Cleaver Boulevard

The signs are part of the third phase of the Bike KC plan, adopted in 2002. Phase 2 was completed in 2010 when the City replaced water inlets, sewer grates and utility covers with ones that are safer for cyclists along the initial 176-mile route.

In addition to the signed routes, the City has constructed 24 lane miles of bike lanes, nine lane miles of sharrows and 65 miles of trails. When fully implemented, the City will have 600 miles of on-street bicycle facilities and 230 miles of shared use trails.

“The signage will not only help guide cyclists as they travel, but they also will help cyclists identify which streets are bicycle-friendly for travel,” according to a press release.

“The City is committed to becoming a platinum-designated bicycle-friendly community by 2020,” said Sherri McIntyre, Public Works director. “Adding bike facilities like the route signage is a priority for the City. Implementation of this project has provided the most cost effective means of constructing the facilities by leveraging federal and state funds with local funding.”


The new route system can be found on the City’s website 

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