Location: Missouri

No Driving on Cliff Drive

Cliff Drive PostcardCliff Drive, the only urban Scenic Byway in the state of Missouri, twists and turns along the limestone cliffs high above the Missouri river in Kansas City. Originally built for Sunday rides in horse-and-buggy, Cliff Drive will now once again be free of motorized vehicles, at least on the weekends.

The Kansas City park board approved “Car Free Weekends” at the request of local citizens, closing Cliff Drive to motorized vehicles on weekends from May 16 to October 27 in an effort to promote family and group activities. The historic roadway will be reserved for pedestrians, bicyclists and skateboarders, and it is hoped that this will prove popular and lead to car-free days in other parks and boulevards in the city.

Cliff Drive is located in historic George E. Kessler Park and is approximately 4.25 miles in length, running from Indian Mound in the east to The Paseo and Independence Avenue in the west.

Learn more: Kansas City Star, Missouri Bicycle Federation, Let’s Go KC, BlogKC
(Image courtesy of Legends of America.)

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By Randy Rasa, editor/webmaster at Kansas Cyclist, the web's premier Kansas cycling information site, featuring authoritative guides to Kansas cycling clubs, bike shops, organized bike rides, touring, trails, and much more. [learn more]

One response to “No Driving on Cliff Drive”

  1. Randy says:

    Let’s Go KC has coverage of the Car-Free Cliff Drive Ceremony.