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KCMO city leaders sign off on plan to reconfigure bike lanes on Truman Road

Bike lanes on Truman Road
Posted at 5:31 PM, Mar 02, 2023
and last updated 2023-03-03 12:56:48-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — City leaders voted Thursday to reconfigure the bike lanes installed on Truman Road in Kansas City, Missouri, last November.

The vote came after the installation of the lanes caused frustration among business owners along Truman Road.

Owners argued the lanes caused confusion for drivers and were driving customers away, thus impacting their profits.

To install the lanes, the KCMO Public Works Department had to remove a traffic lane.

The Kansas City, Missouri, City Council voted 12-0 Thursday on a plan that would reconfigure the bike lanes in the area.

Under the reconfiguration, the existing two bike lanes - one on each side - would be consolidated into a single, multi-purpose lane that would support travel in both directions. The lane would support multiple modes of transportation, including pedestrians, bicyclists and others.

Both sides of Truman Road will also have dedicated 24-hour permanent parking.

It will take the city four to six weeks to implement the plan.

Editor's Note: This story has been updated to provide greater detail on the new configuration.