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Covering the Crash: Local Media’s Role

Last Tuesday, I sat in on a webinar from the National Complete Streets Coalition called “People are dying on our streets: Why is this happening and how can we talk about it responsibly?” The webinar covered information and statistics that many cycling and pedestrian advocates know all too well: pedestrian fatalities have been increasing since […]

PRESS RELEASE: Pedestrian struck and killed in south KCMO

A pedestrian was struck and killed by an SUV in south Kansas City late Thursday, August 9. The crash happened shortly after 10:00 p.m. at the intersection of Longview Road and Applewood Drive. Police say the driver was heading westbound when they struck a pedestrian who was crossing the street. The driver stopped and waited […]

KCK Families Earn Bikes at the West Wyandotte Library

By Areiona King and Liz Harris When families pedal together, they laugh and sweat and move together. Everyone stretches their legs, everyone breathes fresh air. Our Family Earn-a-Bike program provides access to bicycles and education for kids and adults who are looking for a way to get exercise and go places… together! Our latest session […]

Our August e-News

  Summer may be coming to an end, but there are still plenty of news and events to share! Click any link to jump to the story: Stockyards Handlebar Happy Hour, this Thursday, Aug. 9 Confident City Cycling returns Aug. 16 Tickets selling fast, Women’s Bike Summit, Sept. 15 North Kansas City Cycle Track opens, Aug. […]

PRESS RELEASE: Pedestrian struck and killed in Gladstone

A pedestrian died Saturday, August 4, when he was struck by a vehicle in Gladstone. The crash occurred between 1:00 and 1:30 p.m. in the area of 73rd Terrace and N. Prospect Avenue. Police on the scene indicated that the driver of the vehicle involved had remained on the scene and was cooperating, but they […]

Bike Club gets an “A”

By David Hansen Through a recent evaluation of the East High School Bike Club thanks to grant support from the Menorah Heritage Foundation, we have confirmed empirically what we already knew anecdotally: Bike Club is gets more kids riding bikes!  Through BikeWalkKC’s partnership with the Menorah Heritage Foundation, BikeWalkKC staff attended the UMKC Bloch School […]

The Ghost of Anthony Saluto

In the days following a tragic incident near the intersection of Tracy and Independence in the Historic Northeast, a stark, silent testament to the consequences of our city’s emphasis on traffic efficiency at the expense of human lives was assembled. The “ghost bike” – a bicycle painted in all white – for 32-year-old Anthony Saluto […]

PRESS RELEASE: Three pedestrians struck in single crash in KCMO

Three pedestrians were struck in the same incident on the evening of Friday, July 27. The crash occurred just before 9 p.m. near the intersection of east 27th Street and Jackson Avenue. Little is known about what caused the incident at this time, but all three of the pedestrians escaped the crash without serious injuries. […]

Biking & Walking into a New Chapter!

The move we announced back in March has arrived! With the help of volunteers and staff, we are nearly moved in to our new space in the Wonder Bread Building at 30th and Troost.       We’ve spent the last few weeks building desks, designing layouts, and conferencing with the developer’s team.     […]

UPDATE: One pedestrian killed, one injured in crash on 43rd and Main

Earlier this week, we posted a press release about a crash which occurred on Friday, July 20 which left two female pedestrians injured, with one in critical condition. We just learned yesterday that one of those victims has died. On Tuesday, July 24 21-year-old Haley Elizabeth Hackett died from her injuries. The other victim, Arlan […]