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: This segment will extend the Blue River Trail where Phase II ends by crossing the Blue River with a low crossing bridge and gaining access to the west side of the river. This connection will add to the five miles of existing trail along the Blue River and Indian Creek, to neighborhoods in western Jackson County.
G8.3 Project contact: Erica Flad
4600 E 63rd Street
Kansas City MO 64130
G1. Project Type: Non-Motorized Transportation - Facilities and SRTS Infrastructure
G2. Funding Stream: TAP
G3. TIP Number:
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 western Jackson County to activity centers further north such as Brookside and the Plaza. This will also provide a crossing over the Blue River to Jackson County and in the future, to Martin City.
G9. Origin and ending
  Length (Miles):

G10. Functional Classification: Not Applicable
G11. In Transportation Outlook 2040? No   Decade:   --Select--
G12. Muli-Agency Plan? No
Trails KC Plan, Metro Green and 6th Council District Trails Plan
G13. Included in a CIP? No
The Blue River Trail projects have received funding 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 this segment.
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 across the Blue River.
G19. Transportation Disadvantaged Population: The Red Bridge Area transportation disadvantage 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: ----Active Transportation/Living----------- ---------------- ------------Integrated Trail System--- ----Natural Resources Protection----------- ---------------- ----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 the communities and natural area, promoting recreational systems, encouraging active living, preserving natural features and providing access to open and natural areas.
G23. Implements Sustainable Places Initiatives? No
This project implements the following PSP initiatives: creation of vibrant places, connected places with a variety of transportation choice options, and green places that support healthy living, recreational opportunities and a natural environment.
G24. Serves Regional Activity Center? No
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? No
This project will provide non-motorized access to Minor Park and Jackson County and recreational amenities along the Blue River Greenway, thereby, reducing vehicular trips.
G27. Natural Resource information: This project will preserve the majority of the existing, mature forest. Invasive species will be removed and new native trees will be planted in open areas.
G28. Community Links at Watershaed Scale: Planting new trees along the river, protecting functioning ecosystems and sensitive habitats and adding wetland plantings will improve water quality.
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      
Trail doesnt accommodate cars
Trucks: Not Accommodated      
Trail doesnt accommodate trucks
Motorcycles: Not Accommodated      
Trail doesnt accommodate motocycles
Buses: Not Accommodated      
Trail doesnt accommodate buses
Green Streets: Not Accommodated      
Project is not a street

Project Financial Information

TAP Federal amount: 500  (Thousands of $)
TAP Match amount: 200  (Thousands of $)
TAP Year requested: 2022
Source of Local Match: KCMO capital improvements sales tax
Explain: The KCMO Council District 6 has approximately $3 million available to spend annually. The Council District has committed to provide the match for this segment.
Scope Change: No.
Cost Breakdown:
Highway:   %
Transit: 10  %
Bike: 45  %
Pedestrian: 45  %
Other:   %

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