Complete Streets ordinance passed in Kansas City | BikeWalkKC

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Yesterday, the Complete Streets ordinance came up for a vote before the City Council’s Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and passed . . .

Later that afternoon, most of us who were in attendance that morning went back to City Hall to see the full council approve the measure. When the Complete Streets ordinance came up for a vote, two council members (Taylor and Canady) signed on as co-sponsors from the floor. Then the vote came…and the measure passed! The vote was unanimous, with all 12 council members and the mayor voting for a better street network for Kansas City.

There are so many people that deserve thanks for helping to make this happen. BikeWalkKC wants to thank the Complete KC founding coalition partners, American Heart Association-Kansas City and KC Healthy Kids. We also thank the numerous organizations and individuals that submitted letters of support for the ordinance, including AARP Kansas City, the Black Healthcare Coalition, Bridging the Gap, Children’s Mercy Kansas City – Center for Childhood Safety, Children’s Mercy Kansas City – Center for Children’s Healthy Lifestyles and Nutrition, LISC of Greater Kansas City, the Healthcare Foundation of Greater Kansas City, Ivanhoe Neighborhood Council, Patricia Mansur, North Kansas City Schools, and Scooter World.

MoBikeFed comment: This is some really great work on the part of BikeWalkKC and its many partners in this endeavor, to greatly strengthen Kansas City's Complete Streets ordinance and policies.

This has been a project many years in the making.

To find out more about the KCMO Complete Streets initiative and supporters, visit the web site:

http://completekc.org/#action

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