Public Meetings To Discuss U.S. 71 Pedestrian Connections

Date:January 22, 2018
Effective:Feb 01, 2018

A public meeting to discuss ways to improve pedestrian connections across U.S. 71 and in nearby neighborhoods on Prospect Avenue will be held Thursday, Feb. 1.

The meeting is scheduled from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Alphapointe, 7501 Prospect Ave. The meeting will include a 15-minute presentation followed by a question-and-answer session along with proposals for enhancing the local streetscape.

Anyone who misses the formal presentation can still meet with transportation and design professionals to see what’s proposed for this key transit corridor.

The study is focusing on an area of U.S. 71 between 85th Street and Swope Parkway south of Brush Creek, bounded by The Paseo on the west and Cleveland Avenue in the east.

The goal is to craft solutions for creating a safe environment for pedestrians and bicyclists crossing U.S. 71 to reach Prospect Avenue and the new MAX service that should start there in 2019.

The meeting is a collaboration with RideKC, the city of Kansas City, the Mid-America Regional Council and the Missouri Department of Transportation. For more information, please call Shawn Strate, planning manager for the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority at 816-346-0349.

For route information contact the Regional Call Center at 816-221-0660, weekdays from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.