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 […]

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 […]

PRESS RELEASE: Man in wheelchair dies after hit-and-run

A man in a motorized wheelchair was struck and killed in a hit-and-run crash this morning. The crash occurred around 9:30 a.m. near 11th and Charlotte Streets. Authorities say the victim, identified as 50-year-old Phillip Noel, was crossing the street within the marked crosswalk when the vehicle struck him and sped away. Noel was taken […]

PRESS RELEASE: Pedestrian struck by semi on I-35

On Friday evening, a pedestrian was struck by a semi driving along the southbound lanes of I-35. Authorities say the crash occurred around 9 p.m. in the area just north of the Kit Bond Bridge. The victim, 50-year-old Thomas Mattes, was hit near the right shoulder. He was rushed to an area hospital with serious […]

“Walking School Bus” Season Is Coming Soon!

Your Safe Routes to School- Wyandotte update! As we approach warmer weather and welcome the Spring season, we have a lot to be excited about! At the top of that list is getting back outside, enjoying the weather, and WALKING!   That’s right: Following Spring Break, on Mondays March 19th and 26th, many USD 500 (KCKPS) […]

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 […]

Westport Ordinance Passed – What Now?

by Michael Kelley, Policy Coordinator After much heated debate, the KCMO City Council passed Ordinance No. 170893, which allows the City to privatize the sidewalks of Westport, specifically in the area of Westport Road and Pennsylvania Avenue. There’s a great deal of information to unpack here, but for now, we’ll stick with what’s in the […]

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 […]