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 […]
The KCMO Parks Board recently advanced a measure that would place stricter design guidelines on development on or near the City’s Boulevards and Parkways. The next stop for this development code update is the City Plan Commission (CPC) where commissioners will decide if the draft is ready for City Council to review. A really exciting […]
what deserves the brunt of the blame is the culture that values car traffic efficiency over the safety of human lives.
The final piece of MoDOT's I-35 renovation project comes next week with the replacement of sidewalks under the highway. At today's Downtown Council Infrastructure Committee, MoDOT announced that it will replace the curb and sidewalk on 20th Street, West Pennway/21st Street, and 25th Street. These sidewalks are important pedestrian connections between the Westside and the […]
The streets are plowed, the driveways are cleared, the cars are dug out, and the kids are back in school. Now it's time to make sure the sidewalks are also clear. Our friends and neighbors are counting on all of us to clear our sidewalks so everyone can get to work, to school, to the […]
The Kansas Department of Transportation wants your input as it updates the 1995 State Bicycle & Pedestrian Plan. A lot has changed in the last decade. Communities have grown and changed. New infrastructure options like buffered bike lanes, sharrows, bike share, and cycletracks have joined the tried and true trail and bike lane. Attitudes have […]
Learn about City crosswalk policies and share your own thoughts, concerns, and ideas for making it safer and easier to cross the street.
The sidewalks along Belleview in Midtown are once again blocked by signs warning motorists of road closures related to the construction at the West Edge project. The photos below are represtentative of conditions on every block of Belleview between Westport Road and Ward Parkway, on both sides of the street. This is a violation of […]
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 […]
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 […]