Ask KCPD Chief Forte to protect bicyclists and pedestrians

On Saturday new Police Chief Darryl Forte and KCPD Commanders are hosting a community forum, and it is an opportunity for us to ask for better enforcement of laws protecting pedestrians and bicyclists. The more times they hear about these issues the more likely the police department will be to ensure traffic justice for all […]

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 […]

Michael Forbes Memorial

Michael Forbes was killed by a distracted driver on June 30th near the town of Levasy in rural northeastern Jackson County. The crash is still under investigation as police analyze the driver’s cell phone records. BikeWalkKC is following the case. Matt Maher sent us the following information about a memorial fund and a memorial ride […]

Be careful, sun glare is back again

Shorter days mean more of us are commuting during times of significant sun glare. Here are some tips to keep everyone safe – people who walk, people who bike and people who drive automobiles. People who walk When crossing the street, be aware of drivers that are facing into the sun, as they will have […]

Midtown sidewalks blocked by traffic control signage

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 […]

Keep your kids safe with summer biking tips

School's out and the kids can't wait to play outside and ride their bikes in the sunshine. Whether biking to the pool or taking an evening spin around the neighborhood, there are a few safety guidelines to keep in mind. Maggie Priesmeyer, Education and Outreach Coordinator, provides some useful tips.   1. Remember your safety […]

First streetcar tracks installed on Main Street

KC Downtown Streetcar construction doesn't begin in earnest until 2014, but the City has already installed the first piece of track on the newly-replaced Main Street bridge over I-670 (South Loop). This is a great opportunity for cyclists to get some practice riding with streetcar tracks.  Be sure to check out our Streetcar and Bikes […]