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 […]

Partner Profile: Rosedale Development Association

This #FeelGoodFriday, we want to celebrate our friends at the Rosedale Development Association (RDA)! RDA has been committed to the health and wellness of its community since it was established as the Rosedale Community Council in 1945. Over the last 70 years, RDA has engaged neighbors, businesses, and organizations to provide food assistance, repair homes, and […]

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 […]

Midtown neighbors voice strong support for Complete Streets

At a public meeting at the Westport Presbyterian Church on Monday, April 16th, over 120 people gathered to learn about how Kansas City, Missouri’s Complete Street ordinance will affect Midtown. Attendees included residents, business owners, and people who work, shop, and play in Midtown. Even a group of Boy Scouts was taking part!      […]

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 […]

Missouri Senate Approves Tax Reform Bill and Fuel Tax Increase

Suddenly, and with virtually no debate, the Missouri Senate passed SB 617 last Wednesday, a sweeping tax reform bill which includes a provision that will raise the state’s fuel tax gradually from 17 cents per gallon to 23 cents over the course of three years. SB 617 would increase the state’s excise tax on fuel […]

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 […]