Grand Boulevard could finally get bike lanes by late October | KCStar

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After years of delays, Grand Boulevard could finally get bike lanes by late October, under a $600,000 funding plan that the Kansas City Council votes on Thursday.

The public works department is asking the city council to provide $600,000 in local funds to get the work done, after two bid requests that relied on federal funds, with expensive federal contracting rules, came in way over budget.

“It’s a chance to get this long-running project off the books and get it accomplished,” deputy public works director Ralph Davis told the council’s finance committee Wednesday, detailing the benefit of using local funds.

MoBikeFed comment: The proposal deals with a plan to make Grand Blvd in Kansas City far friendlier for walking, bicycling, and transit--a plan that has been under discussion for the better part of a decade now.

BikeWalkKC has more details: http://bikewalkkc.org/blog/2017/08/a-way-forward-for-kcmo-bike-lanes/

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