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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
A pedestrian was struck and killed by a vehicle in the late hours of Saturday, July 14. The crash occurred around 10:50 pm. Police say that a vehicle heading northbound on U.S. 71 just past Bannister Road struck the pedestrian. When the authorities arrived, they pronounced the victim dead at the scene. As of this […]
The 12th annual Kansas City Ride of Silence (now in its sixteenth year internationally) begins in Brookside. Join the worldwide bicycling community for this important ride: http://www.rideofsilence.org We will ride in a slow, silent procession to honor cyclists who have been killed or injured while cycling on public roadways. Cycling Kansas City (CyclingKC.org) is organizing […]
This past weekend was marked by four crashes involving pedestrians. Three of the victims have died as a result of their injuries. The fourth remains hospitalized. On Friday, January 26, 25-year-old Jyra Hill was struck in the crosswalk of 71 Highway and Gregory before being dragged almost 30 yards. The driver of the vehicle, which […]
A driver struck and killed Erika Smith while she attempted to cross Paseo to catch the bus on Tuesday morning. We don’t know all of the details of the crash and an investigation is surely underway. We want to express our condolences to Smith’s family and friends. The grief must be gut wrenching. We also […]
what deserves the brunt of the blame is the culture that values car traffic efficiency over the safety of human lives.