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An Uphill Climb

Richard Masoner / Cyclelicious

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.


  • 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


Gina Kaufmann is the host of Real Humans By Gina Kaufmann. You can reach her on Twitter, @GinaKCUR.
Matthew Long-Middleton has been a talk-show producer, community producer and now is the Media Training Manager with America Amplified. You can reach him at, or on Twitter.
Sylvia Maria Gross is storytelling editor at KCUR 89.3. Reach her on Twitter @pubradiosly.
Alex Smith is a health reporter for KCUR 89.3.