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PRESS RELEASE: Pedestrian struck by semi on I-35

On Friday evening, a pedestrian was struck by a semi driving along the southbound lanes of I-35. Authorities say the crash occurred around 9 p.m. in the area just north of the Kit Bond Bridge. The victim, 50-year-old Thomas Mattes, was hit near the right shoulder. He was rushed to an area hospital with serious […]

City’s proposed Paseo Gateway intersection design is two steps forward, one step back for pedestrians

A new design for the dangerous intersection of Independence Avenue and The Paseo would actually insert a suburban-style intersection in an urban neighborhood, and you can provide your input at a public meeting on Tuesday, April 24th. KC Parks is redesigning this intersection and the new design they are unveiling on Tuesday unfortunately is a […]

Midtown neighbors voice strong support for Complete Streets

At a public meeting at the Westport Presbyterian Church on Monday, April 16th, over 120 people gathered to learn about how Kansas City, Missouri’s Complete Street ordinance will affect Midtown. Attendees included residents, business owners, and people who work, shop, and play in Midtown. Even a group of Boy Scouts was taking part!      […]

Join the BikeWalkKC Board in 2018

BikeWalkKC’s Board of Directors is looking for people with a passion for making Greater Kansas City a safer and more welcoming place for people who walk and bike. The Board Nominating Committee is searching for director candidates with strong leadership skills and experience in helping nonprofit organizations execute strategy and development plans. The organization has grown quickly […]

April Newsletter

  We’ve got lots to share this month! Here’s a quick index of this newsletter’s articles; click the link to jump to that section: April Events Midtown KCMO Complete Streets Bike Month and Bike to Work Day Tour de Bier and Ramp-Up Events BikeWalkKC’s Complete Streets Advocacy Workshops Bike Share Coming to Brookside51 Provide Input […]

Missouri Senate Approves Tax Reform Bill and Fuel Tax Increase

Suddenly, and with virtually no debate, the Missouri Senate passed SB 617 last Wednesday, a sweeping tax reform bill which includes a provision that will raise the state’s fuel tax gradually from 17 cents per gallon to 23 cents over the course of three years. SB 617 would increase the state’s excise tax on fuel […]

Support local bike/ped projects seeking federal funding

Several local projects are currently seeking federal funds for things like bike lanes, trails, bike share, Safe Routes to School, Complete Streets, and more. These federal funding applications are now open for public comment. All projects selected for funding would be scheduled for 2021-22. Your input on these applications an important part of the selection […]

Complete Streets are Coming to the Northeast

Last December, BikeWalkKC and our Complete KC partners made the final push for the Complete Streets ordinance. After a long day at City Hall, Ordinance no. 170949 passed unanimously, making it clear that our elected officials were serious about creating a transportation network that supports all modes of transportation. But we knew that the work […]

Cultivating Healthy Communities with BWKC and the Aetna Foundation

The Aetna Project, Building Collective Health: Community Interventions for Northeast KC, is in full swing! Early last fall, BikeWalkKC was selected as one of 25 grantees for the Aetna Foundation’s Cultivating Healthy Communities program and awarded a community grant to work in partnership with Children’s Mercy Kansas City. Since then, we’ve been hard at work […]

BikeWalkKC selects new home on Troost Cooridor

Big news: we’re moving! We are excited to announce that we will be moving our headquarters to the Troost Corridor this summer. BikeWalkKC will join other businesses and residents in the Wonder Lofts building, located at 1108 E. 30th Street in Kansas City, MO. Formerly the home of the Wonder Bread Bakery and store (originally […]