Work begins on project to make Kansas City more bicycle-friendly

Jim Cunningham
September 14, 2017 - 6:52 am

Construction is underway on a new Downtown Bike Loop in Kansas City.

The paint starts hitting the pavement this week for the Grand Boulevard portion of the Downtown Bike Loop. Crews began painting Wednesday evening near 5th Street in the River Market.

The Grand Boulevard bike lanes will take at least three weeks to complete, said Beth Breitenstein, city spokeswoman.

"You'll see some bike lanes with bike symbols in them -- you'll see some signs indicating there's a bike lane," Breitenstein said. "There's some signal modifications that go along with that."

The City Council recently voted to allocate $600-thousand in local funds to move the project forward. Construction of the remainder of the Downtown Bike Loop continues in spring 2018.


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