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Central Standard

An Uphill Climb

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Central Standard's annual check-in on Kansas City's attempts to become a bicycle-friendly town. News, obstacles, progress reports and more. Plus, voices and stories from Missouri's Katy Trail.

Guests:

  • Deb Ridgway, Bike-Ped Coordinator, Kansas City, Missouri
  • Eric Rogers, director and co-founder, Bike Walk KC
  • Mitch Williams, bicyclist and member, Kansas City Metro Bicycle Club

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