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Uncertainty over federal transportation funding has caused MoDOT to delay opening bids on several projects, including the bike/ped retrofit on the Chouteau Bridge over the Missouri River. Hopefully the delay will be short-lived and not impact the scheduled construction start in May.
The nearby Heart of America Bridge retrofit is not effected, as the construction contract [...]

ASB Underpass Photos

Photos by Missouri Bicycle & Pedestrian Federation.
MoBikeFed has some photos of yesterday’s ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new ASB Underpass on the Riverfront Heritage Trail.  There was a huge turnout despite the sketchy weather.  In addition to dozens of cyclists, there were lots of politicos like former mayor Dick Berkley and Councilmembers Terry Riley, Deb [...]

MoDOT is putting bike lanes and multi-use trails on the Chouteau Bridge over the Missouri River.  Tuesday evening there is an open house where you can get the details and provide feedback. See our earlier post for more information.

Great news for Kansas Citians who need to cross the Missouri River on foot or bicycle.  The Missouri Departmetn of Transportation has announced that it will retrofit the Chouteau Bridge with bike lanes and barrier-separated paths by the end of 2010. Combined with a similar retrofit of the Heart of America Bridge, we will soon [...]

Monday evening the Missouri Department of Transportation will host a public open house to preview the new bicycle and pedestrian path being designed for the Heart of America Bridge over the Missouri River.  Drop in anytime between 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. at the Mid-America Regional Council, 600 Broadway Boulevard if Downtown KCMO.

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Photos of the dedication of the new bike/ped bridge over US 71 Hwy in south Kansas City.

Saturday June 6th is National Trails Day, and it will be celebrated locally with events at several metro area trails.  The Mid-America Regional Council has a list and map of local events.
An especially important event is a ceremony to dedicate the new bike/ped bridge over US 71 Hwy in southern Kansas City. The new bridge [...]

Update: The city has posted video of the ground-breaking ceremony.
Today local officials held a ground-breaking ceremony for a project that will fill in a big gap in the Riverfront Heritage Trail.  A new underpass at the ASB Bridge will finally connect Berkley Park with the Riverfront West area, including the Town of Kansas Bridge that [...]

KCPD has identified yesterday’s fatality as 33 year-old Junior Christopher of Kansas City.  Junior was cycling to work when we was hit on I-35 just before the Paseo Bridge.
KMBC-TV 9’s Bev Chapman, who is a cyclist herself, has a big report on the river crossing situation. MoDOT still refuses to put a bike/ped path on [...]

During negotiations over a bicycle and pedestrian path on the new Paseo Bridge, the Missouri Department of Transportation committed to building such a path on the Heart of America Bridge (Route 9, Oak St., Burlington). The original commitment was to retrofit the HOA bridge by 2012, but the federal economic stimulus bill has provided funds [...]

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