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The City of Wichita will be expanding its bike lanes this year linking the southern part of the city with downtown. The lanes will be on Topeka and Market streets, between Kellogg and Mount Vernon. The city plans to spend $300,000 constructing the new bike lanes. Scott Wadle, the senior planner for the Bicycle and Pedestrian advisory board, said the construction is part of the 10-year Wichita Bicycle Master Plan . He says the new lanes will connect existing bike paths downtown with another...

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The K-96 bike path will soon have new signage thanks to a donation by a group of local business owners. KMUW’s Sean Sandefur has more… The City of Wichita received a donation of “wayfinding” signs, which will be installed along the K-96 bike path from Dr. Glen Dey Park to 127th Street East. The signage is being funded by Together Wichita, a group started by Wichita Eagle Publisher Kim Nussbaum. It now includes a number of local business leaders including Armstrong Chamberlin Marketing. Mark...

It’s Bike Month, and KMUW is celebrating all things bicycle. If you want to get outside and participate, consider some of these Bike Month events: Bike to School Day is Wednesday, May 6th. McLean Elementary is the highlighted school this year, though many schools are participating. Volunteers will be at McLean to help fit helmets, check bikes, and provide safe bike routes to school. The Andover Bike and Health Fair takes place Saturday, May 9th , from 9 am to 12 pm, at Andover City Hall. Bike...

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A section of the Redbud Trail from Hydraulic to Oliver streets in Wichita is now under construction. Bicyclers, joggers and walkers will soon be able to enjoy the new amenities to be added along the way. KMUW’s Carla Eckels reports… The Redbud Bike Trail was given its name by a K- State landscape architect student from Wichita writing a paper for one of his classes. The trail stretches 11 miles in northeastern Wichita, intersecting with the K-96 bike path and the McAdam’s Bike Path. The trail...

A jury in Saline County has found a 64-year-old Salina man guilty of misdemeanor vehicular homicide in the death of bicyclist Gail Kline. Lewis Grider also was found guilty yesterday of felony leaving the scene of the accident last May. Before the verdict, Grider testified that he felt something hit his delivery van and stopped to survey the damage. Believing he had hit a deer, he continued on his trip. 49-year-old Kline was hit as she was riding alone west of Salina as part of the Kandango...

KDOT Looking for Safe, Scenic Bike Routes in Kansas

Aug 20, 2014
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Kansas Department of Transportation Secretary Mike King says his agency is working to find safe, scenic roads for bicyclists and pedestrians. The department is looking for alternative roads that are better for bikes, and considering improvements to make them more bike-friendly. "We look at what would make a good ride, what would be a good be a good scenic location and we're looking at adding width to those locations," he says. King says there are state roads in Kansas that bicyclists may best...

A mile-long walking and biking trail in Pittsburg is among 20 projects in Kansas that will share $11.5 million in federal transportation funding. The project has an estimated cost of $900,000, and will receive $656,000 from the federally funded Transportation Alternatives Program. Troy Graham is the city's director of Planning and Community Services, he says the rest of the money will come from private donors. Last summer, a group of residents approached city officials about the possibility...

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Wichita cyclist Brett Hogan likes to ride in races, for long distances, and fast. He got into bicycling in high school, when his swim coach told him he could improve his performance by adding cycling to his fitness regime. He hopped on a bike and didn't look back. He's part of a number of local bike groups that like to ride fast, and they mostly keep their routes out of towns to avoid traffic. With those, you try to keep up with the group, but if you can't, no hard feelings. Brett says that's...

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Hoyt Hillman is the President of the GreenWay Alliance of Wichita, a non-profit group that works for a network of parks, trails and greenways in the south-central Kansas area. Hillman has been working to create green spaces for decades. Recently, Hillman says the GreenWay Alliance has worked on the Andover Rail-Trail initiative, the Redbud Rail-Trail , and they're working with Historical Delano on a project on the west side of Wichita to tie in with the K&O Railroad along Zoo Boulevard....

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Ruth Holliday owns the Bicycle Pedaler in Wichita along with her husband, Bob. The two met when they were RNs and bonded over their love of biking--so much so that they biked for their honeymoon in California. Over the years, Ruth and Bob have biked in New Zealand's two islands and Pacific Highway 1. She and Bob started Bicycle Pedaler to be a welcoming place for bicyclists, a bicycle store owned by two avid bikers. They're still at it, 34 years later. Hear Ruth talk about why she rides, what...

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