I hear ya. Just getting worse, too - acres and acres of ticky-tacky going up on every available parcel of land. Spread is rapidly approaching the Wyoming border up north...Dead serious. I fucking hate urban sprawl. I'd rather ride my dirtbike in a flat field than sit in traffic going to the same bike trailheads as 10 bazillion other people.
And definitely gotta "work around" things these days WRT riding. Mostly gotta avoid weekends and after-work hours.
That said - fuck Kansas. You can have it.