Scathing audit faults KC bike plan as 'only lines on a map;' suggests complete revamp | The Kansas City Star

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A new city audit calls Kansas City’s master bicycle transportation plan little more than “lines on a map to delineate bike routes” that don’t connect with popular destinations and have largely gone unbuilt because of the plan’s many flaws.

City government, therefore, has little to no chance of reaching the City Council’s goal of achieving national recognition as a platinum-level bike friendly community by 2020, the city auditors said in the report that will be discussed Thursday at a City Council committee meeting.

The 22-page report was scathing in its criticism of the city government's 14-year-old Bike KC plan and its implementation, saying it "lacks most of the recommended elements of a bicycle master plan."

MoBikeFed comment: BikeWalkKC is the lead bike/ped advocacy group in the Kansas City region, and has worked hard to build support in the city for a greatly improved citywide bicycle plan.

This Auditor's Report is an excellent opportunity to move that vision forward, and BikeWalkKC is leading the way.

MoBikeFed's summary of the report, the situation, the history, and the opportunity: