EXPENSIVE Bike/Walk Renaissance Targets Johnson County

A suburb known for SUVs and well-paved roads has been targeted by local activists who want to ruin traffic flow by way of transit schemes that only really work on Internet video essays.

Here's a peek at the plan . . .

The partnership seeks to leverage a $1.35 million federal Surface Transportation Block Grant that would fund the construction of several elements around the intersection:

Create a linear park on the south side of College Boulevard; Create a multi-use path to connect College Boulevard to Summercrest Trail; Connect 112th Street to 115th Street along Outlook Street; Intersection improvements at College and Metcalf and 110th Street and Metcalf; Improved pedestrian and bicycle connections at Lamar Avenue and 110th Street to the east.

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Overland Park, KDOT want to remake busy suburban intersection friendlier to pedestrians

The intersection of College Boulevard and Metcalf Avenue has been one of Overland Park's busiest intersections for decades. At least for vehicles.