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De Soto, KS keeps 83rd Street Bike Ban

While an attempt to ban bikes near St. Louis is making national news, a city closer to home has just chosen to retain a long-standing bicycle ban.  De Soto in the far western suburbs has long banned bikes on 83rd … Continue reading

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Cyclists and Prairie Village Police, one year later

This time last year the big story in the bike community was the Prairie Village Police Department cracking down on cyclists who break traffic laws in big group rides. The Johnson County Bicycle Club stepped in to mediate the dispute, … Continue reading

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Lenexa Midnight ride returns to the streets, kindof

After last year’s disaster in the woods, the 15th annual Lenexa Midnight Ride is returning to the city streets, kindof.  Instead of the traditional route through Old Town Lenexa and the cave warehouses, the ride will be on a short … Continue reading

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Livable Streets Lee’s Summit taking off

Livable Streets Lee’s Summit is a new city/community partnership working to make sure the rapid growth in this southeast suburb keeps the city livable for people by incorporating all roadway users into the growing transportation system The group is already … Continue reading

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JoCo Cyclists wanted for KDOT focus group

KanBikeWalk and the Kansas Department of Transportation are looking for 15 cyclists to participate in a focus group about bicycle mobility along and across the “Johnson County Triangle”, the area where I-35, I-435, and K-10 converge in the southwest burbs. … Continue reading

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Tough week for safety

Tuesday: Cyclist caught by possible 18-wheeler right hook at 96th and Pflumm in Lenexa (no news story). Wednesday: Yet another sexual assault on a suburban trail (KCTV-5). Thursday: Child with minor injuries from car/bike collision in Blue Springs (Examiner). Friday: … Continue reading

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ALERT: Help get more bike lanes on Lone Elm in JoCo

Yesterday we heralded the opening of a bike-friendly interchange at I-35 and Lone Elm Road in Olathe.  Today we are urging you to speak up and ask Lenexa to follow Olathe’s lead and add bike lanes to a new intersection … Continue reading

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New I-35/Lone Elm interchange opens with good bicycle accomodation, thanks to JCBC

Randy Rasa at Kansas Cyclist has great coverage of the bike/ped facilities that are part of the new Lone Elm Road interchange on I-35 in southwest Olathe. The new facilities are quite extensive, with bike lanes, a trail, signage, etc.  … Continue reading

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Dark Side Ride

Noah just broke the news of a new Dark Side Ride this Friday night. 30-40 miles starting at sundown in Lenexa.

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Please help enlighten an Olathe City Councilman

If you live, work, or ride in Olathe, there is a City Councilman who could use some gentle enlightenment about the fact that many people do bicycle in Olathe for transportation. John Bacon said he hadn’t seen anyone in Olathe … Continue reading

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