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Women Bike KC asks, “What’s your bike story?”

Women Bike KC News Women Bike KC is an initiative of BikeWalkKC that provides education, resources and encouragement to get more women, trans, femme, and non-binary people on bicycles and ultimately participate in our community as riders and leaders. If you missed the latest newsletter, sign up now to receive the next one, and then […]

GO KC Sidewalk Program kicks off new phase with public meeting series

Thanks to your support, BikeWalkKC and our community partners successfully advocated for a $150 million sidewalk program that voters overwhelmingly approved in 2017. City Hall is moving forward to implement the program, and there are several opportunities for you to learn more and get involved. Public Meetings Learn about the GO KC Sidewalk Program and […]

Bike paths aren’t just for cyclists

We are disappointed that the KC Star Editorial Board has chosen to mischaracterize safer streets in Kansas City as a false choice between improvements to the built environment (like bike paths) and other issues facing residents, while ignoring the long-standing disparities in safety and connectivity on the East Side. Residents there are not only more […]

PRESS RELEASE: One day, two hit-and-runs in the Metro

There were two separate hit-and-run crashes in the metro on Sunday, August 11. The first crash occurred around 5:30 am in Independence. Officers were called to the intersection of North Kiger Road and U.S. 24 Hwy. When they arrived, they found 30-year-old Misty M. Collins dead at the scene. Police say the driver of a […]

Staff news: Eric Bunch and Michael Kelley

On August 1st, 2019, BikeWalkKC Co-Founder Eric Bunch was sworn in as City Councilmember for KCMO’s 4th District and transitioned to a new role in the organization. Eric has been with BikeWalkKC since the beginning, as a Co-Founder, Education Director, and most recently Policy Director. His leadership has been critical for the organization’s growth and […]

Speak Up for walking & biking in the KCMO City Budget

During the month of August you have an opportunity to influence the next KCMO city budget, especially to speak up for investments in walking, biking, and transit. Attend an interactive session where you can share your ideas for the city’s budget and how it reflects the city’s goals for transportation, public health, equity, and more.

Merriam commits to walkability, connected neighborhoods

A city incorporated in the auto-centric 1950s is committing itself to walkable neighborhoods. Mid-century politicians and urban planners designed Merriam, Kansas like many other suburban cities of that time– single family homes centered in large lawns on roomy streets, many without sidewalks. At the time, popular opinion held that especially in a city anchored by […]

PRESS RELEASE: Young pedestrian killed in KCMO

A 9-year-old boy was killed in a crash on the evening of Thursday, July 18. The crash occurred near the intersection of 23rd Street and Kensington Avenue. The victim fell into the street and was struck by the driver. Police arrived and declared the boy dead at the scene. “We want to extend our condolences […]

25 miles with Lakewood Elementary

With schools around the region expanding summer school offerings, the BikeWalkKC Education Team has even more opportunities to teach young people Bicycle Lessons and Safety Training (BLAST). In a recent session at Lakewood Elementary in North KC, students received three weeks of bike safety education and riding practice. Our instructors spent the first 5 days […]