Kansas City council approves Bike/Ped Action Plan

In the lead-up to National Bike to Work Week, the Kansas City, Missouri, Council has adopted a wide-ranging Bike/Ped Action Plan.

This plan is the first major accomplishment of the new Bicycle/Pedestrian Advisory Committee, chaired by Eric Rogers (also on the MoBikeFed's board).

Eric writes:
The plan contains dozens of steps to be taking during the 2009-2010 fiscal year. In addition trail and bike lane projects that have already been funded, there are goals for better policy, expanded educational programs, and such. This plan is the city’s first significant step towards the goal of becoming designated as a Platinum level Bike Friendly City by 2020.
You can download the plan as a PDF to see the details.

Other Kansas City news:

* Mayor Funkhauser will make a "major announcement" regarding at a news conference and breakfast with the Mayor at 9AM Monday, May 11th, at the Power and Light District. A group of bicyclists is riding to the news conference from KCMO city hall at 8:30AM.

* Kansas City is planning to apply for Bicycle Friendly Community status later this summer. (The race is one to see which city will be the second in Missouri to be named a Bicycle Friendly Community--Kansas City, Springfield, St. Louis, and perhaps some others are in the running and working on applications.)