What We Learned – When Crashes Occur

Following the sentencing of the man who killed Anthony Saluto, BikeWalkKC wanted to understand the process through which a case like this is approached. We’re an advocacy organization, not a law firm or victim’s rights agency, so it helped for us to reach out to those who work in that realm to get a better […]

Traffic-calming demonstration in Rosedale

In 2013, Kansas City, Kansas and Kansas City, Missouri took great steps to make Southwest Boulevard safer for cyclists when they painted bike lanes from the Crossroads District in KCMO all the way to Merriam Lane. These efforts have continued to evolve and improve over the last five years, and a new effort in Rosedale […]

Partnership Profile: Cornerstones of Care

Raising a healthy and happy family is a big job, and it often takes a village. Cornerstones of Care offers that  extra help to families, with services ranging from foster care and adoption support to transitional living programs for young adults. The organization cares for children and families at all stages of life, seeking to empower […]

PRESS RELEASE: Young cyclist hit near school in Shawnee

A boy who was riding his bike to school in Shawnee was injured Tuesday morning. The crash occurred around 7:40 a.m. at the intersection of 55th Street and Rosehill Road. Police say that the 12-year-old boy was riding his bike towards Ray Marsh Elementary when he was struck by a driver heading eastbound in the […]

PRESS RELEASE: Pedestrian killed in hit-and-run on Troost

A pedestrian was struck and killed in a hit-and-run crash early on the morning of Sunday, September 9. The crash took place at the intersection of 81st Street and Troost Avenue. Around 2:45 a.m., police received a call about a woman who was found unconscious in the street. When authorities arrived, the victim was rushed […]

Anthony Saluto’s Killer Sentenced: What Now?

On Thursday, August 16, the man who killed Anthony Saluto as he rode his bike along Independence Avenue was sentenced for what he did. Members of Anthony’s family, as well as BikeWalkKC, provided impact statements in an effort to convince the judge to hand down a harsher sentence. Unfortunately, the judge delivered the sentence that […]

PRESS RELEASE: Woman killed in hit-and-run on Prospect

A woman was struck and killed by a driver in a hit-and-run crash on Saturday, August 18. The crash happened around 10:25 p.m. near the intersection of 38th Street and Prospect Avenue. Authorities say the victim was walking across Prospect when she was struck by a passing vehicle. That vehicle left the scene without stopping […]

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 […]