Search Press Releases

Press Release Archive

Press Releases

  |   Views: 11481
  |   Categories: Public Works Press Releases

Lee’s Summit Recognized as Bicycle Friendly Community

Lee’s Summit Recognized as Bicycle Friendly Community

The City of Lee’s Summit is celebrating the renewal of its bronze-level designation as a Bicycle Friendly Community by the League of American Bicyclists. Lee’s Summit was among 37 communities to receive recognition during this award round as a community committed to creating a safer environment for bicyclists of all ages to enjoy. The City will retain its designation through 2025.

“The Bicycle Friendly Community designation demonstrates our community’s continued progress to improve the bicycling environment,” said City Traffic Engineer Michael Park.  “The process of becoming a more bicycle friendly community was initiated in the LS360 Strategic Plan and remains in alignment with multiple goals identified in the City’s updated strategic plan – Ignite! Your Ideas. Our Future.”

Lee’s Summit is one of only nine cities in Missouri to receive the Bicycle Friendly Community designation. The League of American Bicyclists analyzes communities based on investments in bike education programs, regular bike events that promote and encourage people to choose biking, pro-bike policies and bike infrastructure.

The League of American Bicyclists is a national recognition program developed to define standards and share best practices to encourage cities across the United States to prioritize safer bicycling environments. For more information, contact Public Works at publicworks@cityofLS.net or 969-1800.

Print

Latest Press Releases

Citizens Leadership Academy Accepting Applications for 2024

Citizens Leadership Academy Accepting Applications for 2024

The City of Lee’s Summit is accepting applications for the 2024 Citizens Leadership Academy. The seven-week program offers residents and business owners a unique opportunity to learn about the inner workings of municipal government and engage with elected officials and City employees. Each week, participants get a firsthand look at what it takes to build and maintain one of the fastest growing communities in the Midwest through presentations and tours...
Electrical Fire Involving a Space Heater Damages Home
Electrical Fire Involving a Space Heater Damages Home

Electrical Fire Involving a Space Heater Damages Home

On Wednesday, November 22, 2023, at 3:49 a.m., the Lee's Summit Fire Department responded to a structure fire in the 1400 Block of SW Jefferson. The occupants called 911 after waking up to a popping noise and discovered smoke and fire in the living room. When the fire department arrived, smoke was visible from the front door of a one-story, single-family residence. The occupants and dog were outside.  Firefighters entered the building and quickly...
Lee’s Summit City Hall Accepting Jackson County Tax Payments

Lee’s Summit City Hall Accepting Jackson County Tax Payments

Lee’s Summit City Hall is accepting Jackson County property, business and real estate tax bill payments. Payments can be made at Treasury, located in the lobby of City Hall, 220 SE Green St. Treasury is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday with extended hours of 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 27-29. Taxpayers may also place bill payments in one of the City’s drop boxes, located in the vestibule of the north entrance to City Hall or in the alley...
Truck 3 In Service at Fire Station No. 3
Truck 3 In Service at Fire Station No. 3

Truck 3 In Service at Fire Station No. 3

The Lee’s Summit Fire Department proudly announces that Truck 3 went into service November 11 at Fire Station No. 3 as the second staffed fire apparatus in the station with Pumper 3, Med 3, and Chief 102, and is the first addition of a fire truck and crew since 2006. The ladder truck is an expansion apparatus approved through the 2019 No Tax Increase Bond Issue, along with the twelve personnel to staff it approved in the 2022 Public Safety Sales Tax initiative....
City of Lee’s Summit Launches New Alert System for Residents
City of Lee’s Summit Launches New Alert System for Residents

City of Lee’s Summit Launches New Alert System for Residents

The City of Lee’s Summit is excited to launch LS Aware, a free alert system designed to keep residents and businesses informed of emergencies and certain non-emergency events. The City can quickly send messages via phones, text, email and more, depending on the preferences set up by the user. The public is encouraged to sign up at LSaware.net LS Aware will be used to communicate emergency notifications that involve immediate or pending threats to public...
First357Last