In Johnson County, I've found these roads to be friendly enough for
use almost any time of day:
83rd (East of Metcalf)
87th/83rd (West of I-435)
127th (gets kind of dicey between Pflumm and black bob)
... Pretty much all arterials south of 151st are "sane" for cyclists.
Santa Fe Trail Drive / KC Road
Anyone have suggestions for midtown? Downtown? I have some ideas
already -- time tested roads I use myself, but I'd like more
suggestions from the crowd. I'm looking for lesser-traveled
cut-through roads that don't end after a half-mile. Some of the above
qualify as arterial roads, but due to wide outer lanes, low traffic
volume, lack of highway access or motorists used to seeing cyclists,
are usually a safe bet for cycling.