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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 […]

Electric scooter sharing arrives in KC

Today Bird Scooters launched in Kansas City, MO with 100 scooters around the Downtown area. This new mobility option has a mixed record in the US so far. It could be a great way to get more people out of cars, give people more options for short trips, and/or provide first/last mile options for transit […]

KCMO Mayoral and City Council races: what’s next?

The upcoming races for KCMO Mayor and City Council have made a lot of headlines this week! We are excited to see so many great candidates get involved, and many who are already champions for our vision to reclaim our streets as places for people to build a culture of active living. With the official […]

PRESS RELEASE: Pedestrian killed in Independence

The driver of an SUV went over a median and killed a pedestrian in Independence yesterday afternoon. The crash happened near the intersection of 23rd Street and Harvard Avenue. Around 1:30 p.m., the pedestrian was crossing 23rd Street when the driver of the vehicle, a 2012 Chevy Suburban, went over the center median and struck […]