BikeWalkKC opposes privatizing Westport streets and sidewalks

This week City Hall is again considering a proposal from Westport bar owners to privatize streets and sidewalks in the neighborhood. BikeWalkKC is opposing this plan because it is contrary to our mission of redefining our streets as places for people to build a culture of active living. It undermines many city plans to make […]

Quivira Road Public Meeting **

The City of Lenexa is studying future improvements to Quivira Road between 79th and 99th Streets. This is an important corridor across I-35, especially for people biking and walking. This week there is a public meeting where you can learn more about the project and show your support for including high quality access for walking […]

Support NKC’s Burlington Road Cycletrack

The City of North Kansas City has a great plan to remake Burlington Road into a thriving, sustainable Complete Street and a more inviting front door for the community. A centerpiece of the project is a two-way cycle track that would give people on bikes a dedicated safe place and connect several important destinations.  When […]

Bikeways in KCMO: What we are doing and how you can help

In an earlier blog post this week, we outlined steps we believe KCMO leadership can take to make real progress on installing bikeways in Kansas City. Many of you have asked what BikeWalkKC is doing and how you can help. What BikeWalkKC is doing Regular meetings with the City Manager, City Councilmembers, and city staff […]

Where do Lenexa City Council candidates stand on bike issues?

Elections are coming up in Lenexa, where bike lanes and Complete Streets are becoming a priority for residents and part of the discussion at City Hall. Jeff Carroll, an organizer of the I Bike Lenexa grassroots group, has quizzed the candidates and posted their responses. Wards 2 and 4 have contested races with multiple candidates […]

Deja Vu All Over Again – Downtown KCMO Bikeways Delayed Until 2018

Grand Boulevard and other Downtown bike lanes won’t be coming in 2017, and the problems they face could jeopardize other planned bike lanes around the city. In June of this year, the beleaguered Grand bike lane project was dealt another setback in its long struggle toward implementation. The Federal Highway Administration nixed the City’s latest […]

Public Meeting for Independence 2040 Master Plan

Independence is updating its comprehensive master plan, which will guide decisions about how the community develops between now and 2040. Let’s make sure the vision for Independence’s future includes a multimodal transportation system that improves walking, biking and transit. Speak up at the next public meeting Thursday, June 22nd, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm Mid-Continent […]