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 […]

Press Release: Deadly Weekend for Pedestrians early in 2018

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 […]

Record Numbers Participate in International Walk to School Day on Oct. 5

Thousands of students, parents, families, and educators across the Kansas City region walked to school on Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016, as part of International Walk to School Day organized by BikeWalkKC, MARC, and KCHealthyKids. A record 91 schools in the Greater Kansas City and Lawrence areas participated this year, up from 66 schools in 2015 (a 38% increase). […]

Advocacy Alert – Grand Avenue Bridge Replacement

By now you have probably heard that the Grand Avenue bridge over I-670 is slated for emergency replacement this summer. You may also be aware of Grand’s significance as a key bike, pedestrian and transit corridor across greater downtown KCMO — buffered bike lanes will soon run a significant length of Grand. Mid America Regional […]

You say sidewalks are important – we want to know why

Reposted from MidtownKC Post The Midtown KC Post, BikeWalkKC and The Whole Person are teaming up to engage Midtown residents in a discussion of Kansas City’s sidewalks, why sidewalks are important and how sidewalk policy could be improved. The goal of the MidtownKC Walks project is to develop a community plan for fixing the problem […]

Unexpected Cities Are Building Protected Bike Lanes

It is common practice for city officials to visit other US Cities as well as International ones for the opportunity to tour innovative infrastructure. This is exactly what KCMO officials did during the early planning stages of the downtown streetcar. Several members of the city staff and city council travelled to Portland, OR and Seville, Spain to […]

Speak up for Road Diet on 75th St. in KCMO

The Waldo CID, Family Bikes, and the city of KCMO is holding a series of open house events this week to gather public input on how best to improve the intersection of 75th and Wornall in Waldo. The first meeting is this evening (Tuesday, August 11th) at 5:30 p.m. An historic streetcar suburb, Waldo is replete with […]