Trailnet Hosts Pop-Up in Kansas City
This summer, Trailnet has been using a Planners4Health grant to assist American Planning Association (APA) Missouri Chapter with bridging the connection between planning and public health. APA has already bridged this connection with Trailnet, St.Louis County’s Department of Planning, and St.Louis County’s Department of Transportation. This month, they helped bridge one more Trailnet connection with Missouri Council for Activity & Nutrition, BikeWalkKC, and BetterBlockKC by hosting another pop-up traffic calming demonstration in Kansas City, MO.
Pop-up traffic calming demonstrations are temporary installations that provide an opportunity to review the impact that street design can have on public health and pedestrian activity. Slowing vehicle traffic can assist in making streets feel safer and more livable as well as welcoming to residents of all ages.
The purpose of this demonstration was to draw attention to the intersection of 38th and Warwick in Midtown which was chosen due to the high speed traveling through this interior residential street. We added stop signs and crosswalks to this intersection demonstrating a simple, low cost solution to ensuring the intersection could be safer for all users, including pedestrians, bicyclists and drivers. Learn more about this Kansas City demonstration by watching this KCTV5 news coverage.