East//West Connection


Click here to view the results of the online survey.

Much has been accomplished in North Kansas City since the short time since the 2016 North Kansas City Master Plan was developed. That plan envisioned a paradigm change in North Kansas City to revitalize the city through enhancing the character and uniqueness of the community, attract new residents and businesses, and improve the multimodal transportation options in the city. Since this time, numerous improvements have been planned and some already realized.

The city has worked hard to eliminate barriers in the city to cyclists and pedestrians. Armour Road was once a major barrier in the city for non-motorized transportation, but thanks to the Armour Road Complete Street Plan and the subsequent implementation, this barrier has been largely overcome. However, one substantial roadway barrier still exists on Armour Road -- Interstate 35/29. 

Click here to view the North Kansas City Master Plan and Armour Road Complete Street plan.

Project Area Map

I-35/29 bisects North Kansas City, dividing Northgate and the Avenues from major employers such as the NKC Hospital and Cerner, and residents of River Forest from downtown. High speeds and high traffic volumes make it unsafe and uncomfortable for pedestrians and cyclist, especially with circuitous paths where crossing high-speed highway ramps is required.

We need your help! The City has partnered with local businesses and agencies to conduct the East//West Connection Study to determine how to make the area safer and more comfortable for pedestrians and cyclists. A series of focus groups and public engagement meetings will be held to determine how the City can move forward with achieving this goal

The first Focus Group, which consisted of NKC residents, business owners, and community stakeholders, met via Zoom in July 2021. Click the images below to view the content from the presentation and a summary of the findings.