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Covering the Crash: Local Media’s Role

Last Tuesday, I sat in on a webinar from the National Complete Streets Coalition called “People are dying on our streets: Why is this happening and how can we talk about it responsibly?” The webinar covered information and statistics that many cycling and pedestrian advocates know all too well: pedestrian fatalities have been increasing since […]

PRESS RELEASE: Pedestrian struck and killed in south KCMO

A pedestrian was struck and killed by an SUV in south Kansas City late Thursday, August 9. The crash happened shortly after 10:00 p.m. at the intersection of Longview Road and Applewood Drive. Police say the driver was heading westbound when they struck a pedestrian who was crossing the street. The driver stopped and waited […]

KCK Families Earn Bikes at the West Wyandotte Library

By Areiona King and Liz Harris When families pedal together, they laugh and sweat and move together. Everyone stretches their legs, everyone breathes fresh air. Our Family Earn-a-Bike program provides access to bicycles and education for kids and adults who are looking for a way to get exercise and go places… together! Our latest session […]

The Ghost of Anthony Saluto

In the days following a tragic incident near the intersection of Tracy and Independence in the Historic Northeast, a stark, silent testament to the consequences of our city’s emphasis on traffic efficiency at the expense of human lives was assembled. The “ghost bike” – a bicycle painted in all white – for 32-year-old Anthony Saluto […]

PRESS RELEASE: Three pedestrians struck in single crash in KCMO

Three pedestrians were struck in the same incident on the evening of Friday, July 27. The crash occurred just before 9 p.m. near the intersection of east 27th Street and Jackson Avenue. Little is known about what caused the incident at this time, but all three of the pedestrians escaped the crash without serious injuries. […]

UPDATE: One pedestrian killed, one injured in crash on 43rd and Main

Earlier this week, we posted a press release about a crash which occurred on Friday, July 20 which left two female pedestrians injured, with one in critical condition. We just learned yesterday that one of those victims has died. On Tuesday, July 24 21-year-old Haley Elizabeth Hackett died from her injuries. The other victim, Arlan […]

PRESS RELEASE: Two pedestrians hit on Main Street

A crash which occurred on Friday, July 20 left two female pedestrians injured, with one in critical condition. The incident took place around 3:45 p.m. at the intersection of 43rd and Main streets. Police say an SUV was turning left from 43rd onto Main when the two women were struck. The driver of the vehicle […]

Transit Advocacy is a reason to #FeelGoodFriday

While BikeWalkKC spends a good amount of time addressing issues related to active transportation (specifically biking and walking), we understand that a true multimodal system of transportation is what will benefit the Kansas City region today and in the future. In addition to biking and walking, we also support efforts to increase access to transit […]

PRESS RELEASE: Pedestrian struck on I-435 and Hwy 24

A person was struck trying to cross the highway early Wednesday morning. The crash occurred around 1:00 a.m. on Interstate 435 and Highway 24. According to authorities, the unidentified victim was attempting to cross the highway when they were struck by an oncoming vehicle. The injuries sustained by the victim were described as minor. The […]