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 […]

Bike Club gets an “A”

By David Hansen Through a recent evaluation of the East High School Bike Club thanks to grant support from the Menorah Heritage Foundation, we have confirmed empirically what we already knew anecdotally: Bike Club is gets more kids riding bikes!  Through BikeWalkKC’s partnership with the Menorah Heritage Foundation, BikeWalkKC staff attended the UMKC Bloch School […]

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. […]

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 […]

Armour Bike Lanes: What are those Bike Boxes?

You may have spied something new in the green paint going down on Armour Boulevard in KCMO: a green box at some intersections, adjacent to the bike lanes and in front of automobile traffic and the crosswalks. These “queue boxes” or “two-stage left turn” boxes offer cyclists a safe way make left turns from a right-side […]

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 […]