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 […]
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 […]
BikeWalkKC's Sarah Shipley on how a doctor's proscription to walk helped save her grandfather, and how you can support our work to get more people in Kansas City walking.
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 […]
By now you have probably heard that the Grand Avenue bridge over I-670 is slated for emergency replacement this summer. You may also be aware of Grand’s significance as a key bike, pedestrian and transit corridor across greater downtown KCMO — buffered bike lanes will soon run a significant length of Grand. Mid America Regional […]
Thousands of students, parents, families, and educators across the Kansas City region walked to school on Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016, as part of International Walk to School Day organized by BikeWalkKC, MARC, and KCHealthyKids. A record 91 schools in the Greater Kansas City and Lawrence areas participated this year, up from 66 schools in 2015 (a 38% increase). […]
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 […]
Learn about a new initiative to improve safety for people in the Independence Avenue corridor in the Historic Northeast.
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 […]