Perhaps you have heard the term “Complete Streets” or “Livable Streets”. Maybe you even know what makes a street complete or livable. And chances are good that you live and/or work in a community that has adopted a complete streets policy. But you are probably wondering why your streets still look more like the top […]
Much of our work at BikeWalkKC is to improve the health and quality of life for residents of Greater Kansas City. The data shows that is often a daunting task! Today we are excited to share with you our involvement in Healthy KC, a new regional initiative to accelerate the pace of change in Kansas City.
Mayor Mark Holland recently provided this update on progress in Kansas City, KS and Wyandotte. Several exciting things are happening in the community that support Mayor Holland’s goal improving the health of KCK by getting people moving. More on-street bike lanes coming to 10th and 12th Streets Celebration of the first segment of levee trail […]
One more challenge for the centerpiece of the city’s future bike network, but also an opportunity to try new strategies for picking up the pace of bike/ped progress in Kansas City.
This week the Kansas City Star offers two views on the region’s progress to improve biking. First, the Northland and Johnson County editions feature several local cyclists, several options for folks to join a group ride or neighborhood bike community, and some promising progress in cities like Shawnee and North Kansas City. 816 North and […]
Opinion polling for the city’s proposed $800 million infrastructure bond shows that 72% of people would be more likely to vote yes if it included a city-funded sidewalk program that shifted the financial burden off of homeowners. This is second only to improving the condition and safety of the city’s existing streets and bridges. Current […]
Glenda Taylor was hit and killed on June 7th, 2015 while warming up for the Kansas State Time Trial Championships in the town of Walnut, in southeast Kansas. Last week the motorist who killed Glenda was sentenced to serve just 60 days in jail. He pled guilty as part of plea deal agreed to by […]
Unpredented investment in walking and biking gets a big thumbs up thanks to everyone who wrote a letter, volunteered, and spoke up at City Hall
Please show up to support bike lanes and other improvements for people who walk and bike. The City of Lenexa, KS usually focuses on trails instead of on-street bike lanes, but that might be changing. On Tuesday, June 13th the City Council will hear a presentation about Complete Streets, the idea that our city streets should […]
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 […]