Crossing the Street Shouldn’t be Dangerous

Check out BikeWalkKC Board Member Sheila Styron’s powerful editorial in the KC Star explaining what it’s like for a blind person to cross the street, and how the City could be making it safer. Posted on Sun, Jul. 03, 2011Crossing the street shouldn’t be a dangerous leap of faithBy SHEILA STYRONSpecial to The Star   […]

Lee’s Summit gets Walk Friendly Community Designation

Congratulations to Lee’s Summit for achieving the Bronze Level Walk Friendly Community Award! Much like the Bicycle Friendly Community Award, this new designation recognizes cities that provide safe, comfortable, and accessible facilities and polices for walking. Lee’s Summit has one of the metro’s most vibrant and pedestrian-friendly suburban downtowns, with a mix of shopping, housing, and […]

Don’t blame the victims for pedestrian fatality surge

There is a surge in pedestrian injuries and fatalities in the Kansas City region, especially by hit-and-run motorists. While local officials have thankfully responded to this tragic trend, so far the local response sends a bad message blaming pedestrians and letting motorists off the hook. We called attention to this spike at the beginning of […]

Prairie Village Trails Plan creates debate and splits City Council

Prairie Village’s new trails plan is now under construction, and some residents are upset about the addition of trails and sidewalks in front of their homes. Last night the City Council debated the plan and Mayor Ron Shaffer cast a tie-breaking vote to support the current plan. Email the Mayor and City Council now, or keep […]

KCK seeks input on new sidewalk and trails plan

KCK is developing a new plan for sidewalks and trails, and looking for your input in a short online survey or in person at a public meeting. This is a great opportunity for anyone that lives, works, walks, or bikes in KCK! Attend a Public Meeting Monday, March 19, 11am-1pm Donnelly College 608 N 18th […]

Celebrate National Walking Day with KC’s Car Free Challenge

April 4th is the American Heart Association’s National Walking Day, and we are celebrating in Kansas City by giving away an “I Walk KC t-shirt” in our ongoing Car Free Challenge.  All you have to do is log at least one walking trip be eligible for t-shirt drawing. Walk to walk, walk to lunch, walk […]

City/DOJ finalize ADA settlement

City Hall and the US Department of Justice have reached a settlement on how the City will finally achieve ADA compliance for streets, sidewalks, and public buildings. 43rd Street at J.C. Nichols Parkway The Star reports that the agreement commits the City to making all public buildings fully accessible within three years, and to making […]