New Bike Projects and a Plan to Tie Them Together in North Kansas City

  Last week, North Kansas City began construction on the first phase of its Armour Road Complete Streets Plan. This first phase of work¬†extends from Ozark to Fayette Streets and includes a road diet (reducing the number of travel lanes), decorative crosswalks, new bump outs and medians, and new protected bike lanes. Armour Road is […]

PRESS RELEASE: Pedestrian struck near Brookside Art Annual

A pedestrian was struck by the driver of a vehicle near the Brookside Art Annual. The crash occurred on Friday, May 3, about a block away from the event. The pedestrian was crossing Meyer Boulevard at Brookside Boulevard when they were struck. There was no word on the identity of the victim or their condition. […]

PRESS RELEASE: Pedestrian dies following hit-and-run in KCMO

A pedestrian in Kansas City, Missouri has died days after a hit-and-run sent him to the hospital. The crash occurred shortly after 3 a.m. on Monday, April 29 near the intersection of 18th Street and Bristol Avenue. According to authorities, the victim, identified as 37-year-old Jesus Avalos, was struck by the driver in the driveway […]

Pedestrian Fatalities on the Rise: What Do We Do?

The Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) recently released 2018 data on pedestrian traffic fatalities by state, and the numbers were sobering. Since reaching a low of 4,109 fatalities in 2009, the national total has climbed back up to 6,227. The report notes that 2018 is projected to see the highest number of pedestrian fatalities since […]

Northeast traffic calming projects demonstrate impact

We are excited to share preliminary results from the two quick build projects we launched last fall in the Historic Northeast in partnership with Children’s Mercy Kansas City, the KCMO Public Works Department, and K&G Striping. As you might recall, BikeWalkKC was awarded a grant from the Aetna Foundation in late 2017 to conduct community […]

5 gifts you can give your neighborhood

By now, most of us have checked all the usual suspects off our lists: slippers for Grandma, books for all the nieces and nephews, and a squeaky toy for the dog. But have you ever considered how to share the holiday spirit with your neighbors? Whether you squeeze it in to your holiday break, or […]

The littlest pedestrians learn walking safety

Before we pedal, we walk, and while preschool kids are too young for our Bicycle Lessons and Safety Training, they are definitely ready for pedestrian safety lessons! Earlier this fall, we taught the basics of walking safely to children at Columbus Park YMCA and Park Hill YMCA Head Start programs and to a LINC ice […]

Quick builds for calmer streets

What is the basic formula for creating a safer intersection? Prioritize the most vulnerable road users. That was our goal when we partnered with Children’s Mercy and KCMO Public Works to implement a traffic calming demonstration at Van Brunt and St. John in the Indian Mound neighborhood of Northeast KC last week. This project, along […]