More bike lanes and bike racks coming to Kansas City - continuing work to implement its 2002 Bike Plan | The Kansas City Star

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More bike lanes and bike racks are coming to Kansas City this year as city officials continue their push to implement the 14-year-old Bike KC plan.

Although the City Council approved the plan in 2002, it wasn’t until 2013 that “bike route” signs began appearing along some of the 600-mile, on-street bicycling system outlined in the document.

Now the pace is picking up, Deb Ridgway, the city’s active transportation coordinator, said Monday. Two-thirds of the system is now identified with signs, and dozens of miles of marked bike lanes have been completed or are in the design phases. And a third of the planned 230-mile, off-road Trails KC system is finished.

With May being National Bike Month, Ridgway spent the day touting current projects or those in the works on the steps of City Hall and in interviews with the media.

“Over the next three years, we’re going to be adding upwards of 50 miles of new bikeway projects,” she said.

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