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City’s proposed Paseo Gateway intersection design is two steps forward, one step back for pedestrians

A new design for the dangerous intersection of Independence Avenue and The Paseo would actually insert a suburban-style intersection in an urban neighborhood, and you can provide your input at a public meeting on Tuesday, April 24th. KC Parks is redesigning this intersection and the new design they are unveiling on Tuesday unfortunately is a […]

Midtown neighbors voice strong support for Complete Streets

At a public meeting at the Westport Presbyterian Church on Monday, April 16th, over 120 people gathered to learn about how Kansas City, Missouri’s Complete Street ordinance will affect Midtown. Attendees included residents, business owners, and people who work, shop, and play in Midtown. Even a group of Boy Scouts was taking part!      […]

Now Hiring: Missouri Coalition Coordinator

Missouri’s local bike/pedestrian advocacy organizations are hiring a Coalition Coordinator to develop our new partnership on state-wide transportation policy and funding. The Coalition is a new group of Missouri transportation professionals who are joining forces to advocate for a statewide transportation system that is fiscally responsible and allows all Missourians to travel independently and safely. […]

A Heaping Helping of Healthy Communities

The R.B. Doolin Center is named after the late superintendent for the North Kansas City School District, Dr. R.B. Doolin. Dr. Doolin, who retired in 1977, worked tirelessly to ensure that the children of the district received a good education because he understood how important it was for the community. Yet it wasn’t his efforts […]

Update on Overland Park Bicycle Master Plan

Last night the Overland Park Public Works Department presented its second annual bike master plan update to the City Council, and previewed the projects in the works for 2018. 2017  Highlights Bidding problems with construction contracts delayed several projects until 2018, but a few key segments did get built in 2017: 143rd and 159th Streets […]

Negligent Driver Bill Introduced in Kansas Senate

A new bill to increase accountability for drivers who negligently hurt or kill people is being considered by the Kansas Senate, and will have a hearing on Tuesday, January 30th. Please contact your Kansas State Senator to express your support. BikeWalkKC provided written testimony to the Transportation Committee, and will be testifying in person Tuesday […]

BikeWalkKC Supports Streetcar Planning Ordinance

BikeWalkKC has submitted a letter of support for Ordinance No. 171032, which allows for further planning of proposed streetcar expansions. We believe that it is in the best interest of the city to continue to create a system that embraces all modes of transportation. You can read the letter below: January 10, 2018 Councilman Jermaine […]