Millennials want to remain far less car dependent than previous generations. Encouraging exercise for recreation and transportation is just smart.
Millennials want to remain far less car dependent than previous generations. Encouraging exercise for recreation and transportation is just smart. File photo The Kansas City Star
Millennials want to remain far less car dependent than previous generations. Encouraging exercise for recreation and transportation is just smart. File photo The Kansas City Star

Overland Park bike plan puts smarts into city planning

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    "I sat outside my home and listened to my sister scream for help," wrote Kayla Perez, 21, of Overland Park, who is the author of the first story in a new book, "Welcome to My Neighborhood." It is framed as a children's book, similar to Golden Books, but the stories are true, dire and grim. They're written by teenagers in the Youth Ambassador program, including Perez, who penned her story when she was 17 years old and living under the same roof as a crack addict her mother had married. The book, a pro bono project of the advertising and marketing company VML, will be introduced to Kansas City civic leaders at a dinner Tuesday. The Youth Ambassador program promotes youth development and addresses social and academic challenges for underserved teenagers.