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BikeKC to be brought to a vote

Are drivers willing to share the road with bicyclists? Riders have a plan they say will make cycling safer. It is called Bike KC, and supporters are gearing up to put it before a City Council committee this week.

KMBC had a good report on the issues involved in the BikeKC plan, summarized on their web site:

KC To Consider Bike Routes On Streets

Backer Of Plan Says It Would Make KC More Livable

POSTED: 4:41 p.m. CDT August 5, 2002
UPDATED: 4:55 p.m. CDT August 5, 2002

Are drivers willing to share the road with bicyclists? Riders have a plan they say will make cycling safer. It is called Bike KC, and supporters are gearing up to put it before a City Council committee this week.

KMBC's Bev Chapman reported that Meyer Boulevard and Valley are two roads that one day could contain a painted bike lane.

Brent Hugh and his son, Jonathon, 6, believe the metropolitan area would be a better place if there was more bicycling instead of driving.

"It could really make our city a more livable place," Hugh said.

Hugh and other riders are supporting a plan to integrate a network of bike routes on Kansas City streets, like the one he rides in Raytown.

"It just made a tremendous difference," Hugh said. "Now you see families walking, people bicycling, kids bicycling."

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Why support BikeKC--A Plan to Make Kansas City More Bicycle-Friendly

The plan has been years in development, but is now stuck in committee at the city council. Your support could make the difference in making bicycling a safer and more convenient transportation and recreation option in Kansas City.

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