PRESS RELEASE: Pedestrian killed by SUV 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 […]

When bikes get stolen, the community steps up

On the evening of Sunday, June 10th, burglars broke into one of our vans and stole five of our youth fleet bikes. We use the bikes in our BLAST programming for young people– elementary students, scouts, and youth group kids across the metro learn to ride confidently and safely. The fleet bikes were made possible […]

PRESS RELEASE: Man in wheelchair dies after hit-and-run

A man in a motorized wheelchair was struck and killed in a hit-and-run crash this morning. The crash occurred around 9:30 a.m. near 11th and Charlotte Streets. Authorities say the victim, identified as 50-year-old Phillip Noel, was crossing the street within the marked crosswalk when the vehicle struck him and sped away. Noel was taken […]

Partner Profile: Children’s Mercy Kansas City

At BikeWalkKC, we see a community that is barrier free, has complete biking and walking access, and has a connected culture of active transportation and active lifestyles, and we seek partners with the same vision. Children’s Mercy Kansas City (CMKC) has been that kind of partner since 2014. Founded in 1897, Children’s Mercy is one of […]

PRESS RELEASE: Pedestrian struck by semi on I-35

On Friday evening, a pedestrian was struck by a semi driving along the southbound lanes of I-35. Authorities say the crash occurred around 9 p.m. in the area just north of the Kit Bond Bridge. The victim, 50-year-old Thomas Mattes, was hit near the right shoulder. He was rushed to an area hospital with serious […]

April Newsletter

  We’ve got lots to share this month! Here’s a quick index of this newsletter’s articles; click the link to jump to that section: April Events Midtown KCMO Complete Streets Bike Month and Bike to Work Day Tour de Bier and Ramp-Up Events BikeWalkKC’s Complete Streets Advocacy Workshops Bike Share Coming to Brookside51 Provide Input […]

Support local bike/ped projects seeking federal funding

Several local projects are currently seeking federal funds for things like bike lanes, trails, bike share, Safe Routes to School, Complete Streets, and more. These federal funding applications are now open for public comment. All projects selected for funding would be scheduled for 2021-22. Your input on these applications an important part of the selection […]

PRESS RELEASE: Child sustains life-threatening injuries in KCK

A seven-year-old boy was seriously injured after being hit by a car near the intersection of 3rd and Troup in Kansas City, Kansas on Wednesday afternoon. According to authorities, the child was apparently crossing the street from a local computer center when he was struck by an oncoming SUV around 5:30 p.m. The driver of […]

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. […]