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MEDIA ALERT: The Saluto family, Lorrie Brown, BikeWalkKC, and City Market to Dedicate Ghost Bike to Honor Cyclist Anthony Saluto

Dedication Ceremony: 3 p.m. Sunday, April 14, 2019 at City Market Park, 300-398 Main Street, KCMO 64152 Contact: Karen Campbell, Director of Development and Communications karen.campbell@bikewalkkc.org or (816) 205-7056, ext. 2 Kansas City, Mo. | April 3, 2019 – The Saluto family, Lorrie Brown, and BikeWalkKC will dedicate a “ghost bike” memorial bike rack in […]

Where the KCMO Candidates Stand on Bikes and Pedestrians

Primary Election is Tuesday, April 2nd. Read our policy platform, which outlines the big bike/ped issues in KCMO and was shared with all candidates. Candidate Questionnaire and Responses See the questions we asked and read the candidates’ responses below. All voters will see the Mayor and At-Large Council races on their ballots. The “in-district” council races […]

Pedestrian Fatalities on the Rise: What Do We Do?

The Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) recently released 2018 data on pedestrian traffic fatalities by state, and the numbers were sobering. Since reaching a low of 4,109 fatalities in 2009, the national total has climbed back up to 6,227. The report notes that 2018 is projected to see the highest number of pedestrian fatalities since […]

Partner Profile: Health Forward Foundation

One of the benefits of working with local foundations is the deeply connected relationship a nonprofit builds with the organization. Since our very early days, BikeWalkKC has been a recipient of support from the Health Forward Foundation (HFF, formerly the Healthcare Foundation of Greater Kansas City). The Health Forward Foundation advocates for healthy and equitable communities […]

How to get the most out of a public meeting

Do you ever wonder how you can affect change in your own neighborhood? Policy Coordinator Michael Kelley shares how you can join the conversation at public meetings and speak up for what matters to you. BikeWalkKC regularly works in both the advocacy and planning realms to foster policy and changes to the built environment that […]

A Bike Rack for Anthony

When Anthony Saluto’s family approached us to ask for help in bringing attention to the sentencing of the man who killed him, we worked to spread the word among the metro’s cycling community and spoke out at the hearing alongside his family. We understood, much as they did, that Anthony’s life had meaning and that […]