Blue Springs Approves Bike Lanes/Trails

Blue Springs approved part of their bicycle plan October 23rd. According to the KCStar, the plan includes "almost four miles of trails and more than nine miles of on-street bike paths are part of a larger project funded mostly by a grant. . . .other parts of the trail project . . . include bike paths along U.S. 40 and Missouri 7".

"Mayor Greg Grounds talked about the cyclists who have stood before the board passionately lobbying for a more bike-accessible city. Grounds praised the project as one that will have something for serious cyclists on the streets, as well as families, joggers, in-line skaters and others who want off-street pathways."

Availability of federal funds and very active support of the plan by the local bicycle community were crucial in getting the bike plan passed.
 

Followup, 2011: It took many years, but the first phases of the Blue Springs bicycle system is now in place and getting a very positive reception.  Followup article here.