News/Blog Archive

Bike paths aren’t just for cyclists

We are disappointed that the KC Star Editorial Board has chosen to mischaracterize safer streets in Kansas City as a false choice between improvements to the built environment (like bike paths) and other issues facing residents, while ignoring the long-standing disparities in safety and connectivity on the East Side. Residents there are not only more […]

PRESS RELEASE: One day, two hit-and-runs in the Metro

There were two separate hit-and-run crashes in the metro on Sunday, August 11. The first crash occurred around 5:30 am in Independence. Officers were called to the intersection of North Kiger Road and U.S. 24 Hwy. When they arrived, they found 30-year-old Misty M. Collins dead at the scene. Police say the driver of a […]

PRESS RELEASE: Hit-and-run injures child in KCMO

A 9-year-old boy was seriously injured in a hit-and-run on Sunday, August 4. The crash occurred at the intersection of Smart and Spruce Avenues just after 6 p.m. The victim, who was riding his tricycle at the time of the crash, was thrown off and found by police, lying unconscious in the street. The driver […]

PRESS RELEASE: Cyclist killed in Independence

A person riding a bike died early on the morning of Sunday, August 4 in a crash in Independence. The crash occurred at the intersection of College and Emery streets. The person was riding south on Emery when they were struck by the driver, who was heading west on College. The driver stayed on the […]

Staff news: Eric Bunch and Michael Kelley

On August 1st, 2019, BikeWalkKC Co-Founder Eric Bunch was sworn in as City Councilmember for KCMO’s 4th District and transitioned to a new role in the organization. Eric has been with BikeWalkKC since the beginning, as a Co-Founder, Education Director, and most recently Policy Director. His leadership has been critical for the organization’s growth and […]

Walking/Bussing/Scooting in an Intern’s Shoes

Kaylah Beatty is a sophomore at the Ewing Marion Kauffman school and a summer intern with our Education team. As part of her immersion in our active transportation advocacy and education, we took her on a Multimodal Transportation Tour of Downtown Kansas City. In her words: Before going on the Multimodal Transportation Tour, I never […]

An update on the KCMO bike plan

It’s been a few months since we last updated you on the new Bicycle Master Plan for the City of KCMO. The plan had a hearing at City Council back in April, and then became a topic of debate in the June election for Mayor and City Council.   The bike plan is currently on hold […]

Speak Up for walking & biking in the KCMO City Budget

During the month of August you have an opportunity to influence the next KCMO city budget, especially to speak up for investments in walking, biking, and transit. Attend an interactive session where you can share your ideas for the city’s budget and how it reflects the city’s goals for transportation, public health, equity, and more.

Merriam commits to walkability, connected neighborhoods

A city incorporated in the auto-centric 1950s is committing itself to walkable neighborhoods. Mid-century politicians and urban planners designed Merriam, Kansas like many other suburban cities of that time– single family homes centered in large lawns on roomy streets, many without sidewalks. At the time, popular opinion held that especially in a city anchored by […]

PRESS RELEASE: Young pedestrian killed in KCMO

A 9-year-old boy was killed in a crash on the evening of Thursday, July 18. The crash occurred near the intersection of 23rd Street and Kensington Avenue. The victim fell into the street and was struck by the driver. Police arrived and declared the boy dead at the scene. “We want to extend our condolences […]