River Market to Cliff Drive Bike Connection

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River Market to Cliff Drive Bike Connection

Postby KCPowercat » Mon Aug 20, 2012 6:49 pm

We have a very exciting ANNOUNCEMENT!
Watch Cliff Drive President, Adam Schieber, and Vice President, Will Royster, tonight on Channel 41 at 6:00 p.m..
They will announce and highlight a new grant that we received to pave a new bicycle/pedestrian trail from Cliff Drive to the River Market! This has been a goal of Cliff Drive Corridor Management and bicycling clubs for years! This will finally tie an amazing system of trails, roads, and pathways together! Imagine being able to ride your bike, jog, or walk to the River Market, without dodging traffic! The tourism potential for this expanded trail will be huge!


https://www.facebook.com/pages/Scarritt ... 8175460112

Anybody know where this is that can draw an rough aerial route?

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Re: River Market to Cliff Drive Bike Connection

Postby KCPowercat » Mon Aug 20, 2012 7:18 pm

This looks to be the Cliff Drive side they mentioned on KSHB:

https://maps.google.com/maps?q=cliff+dr ... .9,,0,7.86

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Re: River Market to Cliff Drive Bike Connection

Postby flyingember » Mon Aug 20, 2012 8:50 pm

Down the hill to 2nd and possibly 1st st?

A bridge over i-35 would be expensive but more direct.
Any closer to independence ave and they have a cliff to contend with
The long way around they might as well do sidewalks

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Re: River Market to Cliff Drive Bike Connection

Postby chaglang » Mon Aug 20, 2012 8:54 pm

flyingember wrote:Down the hill to 2nd and possibly 1st st?

A bridge over i-35 would be expensive but more direct.
Any closer to independence ave and they have a cliff to contend with
The long way around they might as well do sidewalks


Stunt ramp over I-35. Not enough funding for the whole bridge.

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Re: River Market to Cliff Drive Bike Connection

Postby KCPowercat » Mon Aug 20, 2012 9:02 pm

didn't sound like any bridges would be used.

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Re: River Market to Cliff Drive Bike Connection

Postby TheBigChuckbowski » Mon Aug 20, 2012 9:38 pm

Maybe it's 2nd/Dora which will eventually connect to the 2nd street trail that goes under 9?

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Re: River Market to Cliff Drive Bike Connection

Postby FangKC » Wed Sep 05, 2012 3:29 am

Pedestrian trail to connect Cliff Drive to City Market
August 29, 2012

http://northeastnews.net/pages/?p=14389

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Re: River Market to Cliff Drive Bike Connection

Postby pash » Wed Sep 05, 2012 10:49 am

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Re: River Market to Cliff Drive Bike Connection

Postby kboish » Tue Aug 29, 2017 11:03 am

So this project was eventually funded and I think started construction. Does anyone know if it has been completed?

http://northeastnews.net/pages/cliff-drive-connector-trail-approaching-finish-line/

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Re: River Market to Cliff Drive Bike Connection

Postby flyingember » Tue Aug 29, 2017 12:38 pm

There's a retaining wall and path graded visible from I-35 NB. It's well along but not complete

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Re: River Market to Cliff Drive Bike Connection

Postby grovester » Mon Oct 30, 2017 4:45 pm

Where is the terminus for this in Columbus Park?

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Re: River Market to Cliff Drive Bike Connection

Postby kboish » Mon Oct 30, 2017 4:53 pm

2nd street just east of Lydia.

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Re: River Market to Cliff Drive Bike Connection

Postby DaveKCMO » Mon Oct 30, 2017 7:46 pm

kboish wrote:2nd street just east of Lydia.


presumably there will be some signage or something to send cyclists to the bike lane on 3rd?

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Re: River Market to Cliff Drive Bike Connection

Postby Eon Blue » Tue Oct 31, 2017 7:45 am

It's marked with sharrows and bike route signs directing one to Fifth, so far as I have noticed.

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Re: River Market to Cliff Drive Bike Connection

Postby flyingember » Tue Oct 31, 2017 9:34 am

Eon Blue wrote:It's marked with sharrows and bike route signs directing one to Fifth, so far as I have noticed.

So in other words, it's poorly marked

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Re: River Market to Cliff Drive Bike Connection

Postby DaveKCMO » Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:55 pm

the word is that the trail is officially open, but a formal ceremony will take place in the spring.

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Re: River Market to Cliff Drive Bike Connection

Postby grovester » Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:38 pm

Checked out the trailhead in Columbus Park, needs better marking from RM and perhaps a little beautification.

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Re: River Market to Cliff Drive Bike Connection

Postby Eon Blue » Wed Nov 15, 2017 8:03 am

Putting a bench or two with trash receptacles along the climb might be a nice touch.


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