Kansas City, MO

Contact Information

Organization: Kansas City, MO
Contact person: Erica Flad
Phone: 816.513.7780
Organization address: 4600 E 63rd Trafficway
  Kansas City, MO    64130

General Information

G8.2 Project description: Blue River Trail from Phase I to Martha Truman Road. This segment will pick up where Phase I ends, just past the model helicopter fields at Minor Park, and continues to Martha Truman Road. The 10 wide concrete trail will run along the east side of the Blue River. This trail will provide an opportunity for the adjacent neighborhoods access to the Plaza, Kansas, and Grandview.
G8.3 Project contact: Erica Flad
4600 E 63rd Street
Kansas City MO 64130
G1. Project Type: Non-Motorized Transportation - Recreation Trails
G2. Funding Stream: TAP
G3. TIP Number: 611197
G4. State: Missouri
G5. Project county: 1. Jackson
G6. Project municipality: 1. Kansas City, MO 2. Jackson County
G7. Multiple agencies / jurisdictions? No
G8.4 Purpose and need: This project will connect south Kansas City and the City of Grandview to activity centers further north such as Brookside and the Plaza and west over to Kansas.
G9. Origin and ending
  Length (Miles):
Blue River
Minor Park
Martha Truman Road
.4 miles
G10. Functional Classification: Not Applicable
G11. In Transportation Outlook 2040? No   Decade:   --Select--
G12. Muli-Agency Plan? Yes
Trails KC Plan, Metro Green and 6th Council District Trails Plan
G13. Included in a CIP? Yes
This project received funding for the Phase I from KCMO capital improvements sales tax. The KCMO Council District 6, where this project is located, has approximately $3 million available to spend annually. The Council District has committed to provide the match for Phase II.
G14. Planning stage: Conceptual Plan
G15. Reviewed by state DOT? No
G16. Right-of-Way acquisition: All acquired or none needed
G17. ROW by local public agency process manual? Yes
G18. Other unique local goals and objectives? Yes
This project supports the Clean Air Action Plan by providing a non-motorized option parallel to Blue River Road and Holmes Road, which have no bike/pedestrian facility. The Trails KC Plan identified this segment as a "Citywide Trail".
G19. Transportation Disadvantaged Population: The Red Bridge Area transportation disadvantaged populations that will be affected positively includes low-income, minority, older adults, zero-car households and veterans because this project connects to an area that walks frequently.
G20. Relevant Public Engagement: KC Parks Strategic Plan meetings were held in 2015, where residents endorsed the construction of more shared use segments along the Blue River Greenway.
G21. Planned Public Engagement: Once selected, project implementation will include a public engagement strategy modeled on NCHRP Report 710 "Practical Approaches for Involving Traditionally Underserved Populations in Transportation Decisionmaking"
G22. Sustainable Places Criteria: Access to Healthy Foods---Active Transportation/Living-------Compact, Walkable Centers--- ------------Diverse Housing Types--- ----Green Infrastructure-------Integrated Trail System--- Mixed-Density Neighborhoods---Natural Resources Protection----------- Renewable Energy--------------- ----Tree Preservation-
G22.1. Describe CSP relationship: This project ties into a larger multi-state system (Blue River Greenway and Indian Creek Trails) which connects over 26 miles of trail, connecting employment and residential areas, neighborhood services and amenities, keeping existing mature trees, and promoting non-motorized transportation.
G23. Implements Sustainable Places Initiatives? No
This project directly implements following CSP/PSP initiatives: Equity by improving non-motorized access between employment centers & affordable housing, environment by preserving existing specimen trees, and economy by giving transportation choice options for existing employment facilities to attract new residents/companies because the area was built in the 1950’s as car oriented suburban retail. The trail will reinvest in this area to
promote transportation choices, development in corridors and healthier lifestyles.
G24. Serves Regional Activity Center? Yes
High-Intensity and More_Walkable Centers Provides bike/pedestrian access to the newly redeveloped Red Bridge Shopping Center, Holmes Street corridor and City of Grandview.
G25. Environmental justice tracts? Yes
This project will provide access from Martha Truman Road, which is in an environmental justice area. It will provide EJ areas access to Minor Park and the Blue River Trail.
G26. Reduces greenhouse gas emissions? Yes
Currently access to Martha Truman Road is by vehicle only, this project will provide non-motorized access to Minor Park and recreational amenities further north, therefore, reducing vehicular trips.
G27. Natural Resource information: This project will preserve the majority of the existing, mature forest in Minor Park. Invasive species will be removed and new native trees will be planted in open areas. Project will be designed to minimize impacts to speciman trees along the Blue River Greenway.
G28. Community Links at Watershaed Scale: Planting of new trees along the trail and in open areas will provide absorption of rain water from the trail and addition of wetland plantings in slow draining areas will improve water quality before reaching the Blue River.
G29. Explain local land use or comprehensive plans:
G30.1 Complies with MARC’s CSP? No
G30.2 Exception to the MARC CSP? No
Traveler Type (All Ages & Abilities)
Mobility Aids:       
Transit Riders:       
Cars: Not Accommodated      
Blue River Road can accommodate cars
Trucks: Not Accommodated      
Blue River Road can accommodate trucks
Motorcycles: Not Accommodated      
Blue River Road can accommodate motorcycles
Buses: Not Accommodated      
Blue River Road can accommodate buses
Green Streets: Not Accommodated      
Project is not a street but will include native plantings along trail

Project Financial Information

TAP Federal amount: 425  (Thousands of $)
TAP Match amount: 175  (Thousands of $)
TAP Year requested: 2021
Source of Local Match: City funding
Explain: The KCMO Council District 6, where this project is located, has approximately $3 million available to spend annually. The Council District has committed to provide the match for Phase II.
Scope Change: No. This project has already been phased and this connection cannot be phased again.
Cost Breakdown:
Highway: 0  %
Transit: 30  %
Bike: 40  %
Pedestrian: 30  %
Other: 0  %

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