Trails KC Plan receives award from American Society of Landscape Architects

The American Society of Landscape Architects announced recently that the Trails KC Plan won a Planning and Analysis Award from American Society of Landscape Architects - Prairie Gateway Chapter.

The plan (PDF) is designed to take Kansas City, Missouri, from its current amount of 30 (disjointed) miles of trails, 13 miles of bike lanes, and 5 miles of on-street bicycle routes--well below the national norms for a city its size--to create a complete, connected system including 230 miles of multi-use trails, 26 miles of on-street connectors, and 40 miles of equestrian trails.

The trails system is also designed to dovetail with the city's planned (but long-neglected) on-street bicycle system, which is currently coming back to life thanks to the work of KCMO's Bicycle/Pedestrian Coordinator Deb Ridgway, and will include far more than the 26 miles of on-street bicycle routes envisioned as connectors in the trails plan.

Congratulations to all involved as staff, elected officials, and citizens in making this plan a reality.

MoBikeFed's Vision includes creating trails plans, bicycle plans, and pedestrians plans in every Missouri city.

Right now 11 Missouri communities have adopted a trails plan, compared with 9 in 2007; 11 have adopted a bicycle plan compared with 10 in 2007.

Thanks to support of MoBikeFed members, MoBikeFed was able to help in the creation of KCMO Trails plan with a seat in the plan's steering committee and involvement of many MoBikeFed members and board members in citizen's meetings and in giving public input needed to make the plan a success.