City planners seek diverse opinions to improve midtown infrastructure

Kara Marxer
August 20, 2018 - 5:54 am

The Kansas City Public Works Department is hosting a public meeting Tuesday evening to get citizens' input on its Complete Streets plan.

The City Council approved an ordinance in December 2017 to reinforce a plan to provide safe and accessible options for all forms of travel, including pedestrians, bicyclistrs and transit users.

They want to make it easier for everyone to move around midtown, said Joe Blankenship, city planner.

"There are a lot of ways to approach creating safer streets, from enhancing pedestrian sidewalk amenities, shortening crossing distances, to installing bikeways along different corridors," Blankenship said. "The reason that public input is necessary is because we want to hear what people have to say."

The final public workshop is Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at St. Paul's Episcopal Church at the corner of Main and 40th Street.

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