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Bike share included in $30 million federal grant to transform the Paseo Gateway neighborhood

by KC B-cycle | Sep 28, 2015
paseogatewayThis week US Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro announced that Kansas City is one of five communities selected to receive a $30 million neighborhood revitalization grant. New bike share stations will be included in a comprehensive project that includes housing, infrastructure, transportation, and bicycle/pedestrian improvements.

We expect to add three new B-stations in the neighborhood, complementing new investments in transit, bike routes, trails, and sidewalks. Bike share will improve connections between Downtown and the Historic Northeast area. Paseo Gateway residents will have a new option for transportation, recreation, and physical activity. 

The Paseo Gateway neighborhood east of Downtown will see $21 million in new mixed-income housing, $4.5 in education and support services, and $4.5 in infrastructure improvements. The Housing Authority, Mayor's Office, City Manager's Office, Congressman Emanuel Cleaver, and many local community organizations collaborated on this exciting new development.

The Paseo Gateway transformation will happen over the next five years. We will work with neighborhood residents and community stakeholders to determine the exact location and timing of new B-stations. Stay tuned for news and updates in the coming months.

Bike Share Equity
Extending bike share's benefits to more neighborhoods, especially underserved communities, is one of our top priorities. In 2014 the Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City funded our Bike Share Access for the Underserved report, which identified the Paseo Gateway neighborhood as an area of both high need  and high potential for bike share.

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