downtown Wichita

Kick Push: Rental Scooters Are Now On Wichita Streets

Jul 15, 2019
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Electric scooters have hit the streets of Wichita.

Mayor Jeff Longwell held a small ribbon-cutting ceremony on Monday morning at the corner of Second and Main streets, officially launching the program.

"This new method of transportation will add vibrancy to our downtown, and it'll make getting around a little easier," Longwell said.

Transit director Mike Tann says that 500 scooters were deployed Monday around the downtown area, but more than 1,100 will be available over the next few weeks.


A coalition of community organizations will create a master plan for development along the Arkansas River in coming months.

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Wichita City Council members voted Tuesday to allow developers to demolish the former Mead’s Corner coffee shop downtown, despite concerns over the building’s historical significance.

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The head of the committee examining Century II's future as a performing arts venue says it's time for the community to make a decision.

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After missing two deadlines, developers of a new hotel in downtown Wichita now have until the end of March to finish the project, or lose out on a crucial tax incentive from the city.

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Last year’s Open Streets ICT event was the busiest day in Bike Share ICT’s short history.

And the bike sharing service is preparing for more of the same this year.

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Wave opens this Saturday, Sept. 1, with a concert from alternative rock veterans Toadies (local act The T*ts will open). The venue, at 650 E. 2nd Street North, is the city's first large-scale open-air concert venue, but will also host indoor shows and provide a beer garden and food truck court. Upcoming shows include funk master George Clinton, electric guitar virtuoso Eric Johnson and deathcore act Whitechapel.

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The city symbolically broke ground Thursday on a multimillion dollar project to renovate the old Spaghetti Works building and historic Naftzger Park in downtown Wichita.

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Wichita leaders and advisory board members are meeting this week with a national expert on building financially strong communities.

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Work is scheduled to start next month on improvements to the Douglas Avenue railroad underpass.