According to fueleconomy.gov “The vehicles we drive release over 1.7 billion tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) into the atmosphere each year, contributing to global climate change.” To help reduce the miles driven, visit some of following websites to find alternative transportation options.
Did you know that when you go to Google Maps you can see not only trips by car, but also walking distance and alternative transportation options?
RideKC provides bus information including a full schedule of routes and fares in Johnson County as well as the Kansas City metro area. RideKC operates several routes servicing various parts of Shawnee with links to surrounding communities. Recently, RideKC announced new transit service is intended to provide better regional connections to employers, higher education institutions, as well as stores and restaurants in Johnson County. Service is doubling on 75th Street from Kansas City, Missouri through Prairie Village, Overland Park, Merriam and Shawnee then south on Quivira through Lenexa and Overland Park. Buses are now running every 30 minutes at rush hour and every hour at mid-day.
Bike Lanes and Trails
Visit the websites below to find out more information when planning your next long-distance trip.
Shawnee, Kansas, has the distinction of being a bicycle friendly community.
You can reduce the number of cars on the road by carpooling with neighbors, friends, and co-workers. Also, you can visit RideShare, which can help pair you with people close by that share the same route to work in the region. RideShareKC is operated by the Mid-America Regional Council. V-Ride (Link to vride.com) is another option to assist in coordinating carpool opportunities with those in your area with similar transportation destinations.
10/10 Taxi is a service offered in Shawnee. The company charges a flat rate of $10 for any trip under five miles, each additional mile is $2. To arrange a ride, call (913) 647-0010 or text your pickup address to (913) 534-8294.
CityRide: The City has partnered with 10/10 Taxi to provide discounted transportation to senior citizens (age 65 years and older) and the disabled with rides. Please visit the Shawnee CityRide for additional details and requirements for the discounted transportation program. For more questions about the CityRide program, call Shawnee City Hall, (913) 742-6014. To arrange a ride, call (913) 647-0010 or text your pickup address to (913) 534-8294.
RideKC Taxi: RideKC has started a pilot program similar to CityRide for Johnson County residents who are 65 years and older or disabled. It is a partnership with 10/10 Taxi where riders can purchase discounted one-way rides for $5 each.
Amtrak provides services around the country.