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K.C. unveils plan for more bike trails

May 12, 2009

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— Kansas City is promoting a recently passed plan to make it more friendly to bicyclists.

It was approved last week by the City Council and provides a framework and recommendations for ongoing improvements.

The city’s bicycle and pedestrian coordinator, Deb Ridgway, said Kansas City has 32.5 miles of trails and has installed 6.5 miles of bike lanes, 30 miles of signed bike routes and 50 bike racks.

The city plans to spend about $7 million this year on five more miles of trails.

By 2025, the plan calls for 230 miles of trails just within the city limits.

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