Better Block KC adds temporary scooter, bike lane to two blocks of Oak St for October - 41 Action News

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Oak Street will be reduced to one lane throughout October between 17th and 19th streets as a temporary scooter and bike lane is added to an area known for speeding drivers.

"This is a street that has been plagued with car crashes for people that are driving at excessive speeds," said Eric Bunch, the policy director at BikeWalk KC.

That makes it potentially dangerous for scooter and bike riders, so Better Block KC decided to do something about it.

"We are recipients of the AARP Livable Communities Challenge and we got a grant to promote street safety," Better Block KC volunteer DuRun Netsell said.

The community group is using the $2,500 grant to modify a lane on Oak Street just for bike and scooter riders.

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