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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 […]

PRESS RELEASE: Two pedestrians hit on Main Street

A crash which occurred on Friday, July 20 left two female pedestrians injured, with one in critical condition. The incident took place around 3:45 p.m. at the intersection of 43rd and Main streets. Police say an SUV was turning left from 43rd onto Main when the two women were struck. The driver of the vehicle […]

Transit Advocacy is a reason to #FeelGoodFriday

While BikeWalkKC spends a good amount of time addressing issues related to active transportation (specifically biking and walking), we understand that a true multimodal system of transportation is what will benefit the Kansas City region today and in the future. In addition to biking and walking, we also support efforts to increase access to transit […]

Armour Bike Lanes: What are those Bike Boxes?

You may have spied something new in the green paint going down on Armour Boulevard in KCMO: a green box at some intersections, adjacent to the bike lanes and in front of automobile traffic and the crosswalks. These “queue boxes” or “two-stage left turn” boxes offer cyclists a safe way make left turns from a right-side […]

PRESS RELEASE: Pedestrian struck on I-435 and Hwy 24

A person was struck trying to cross the highway early Wednesday morning. The crash occurred around 1:00 a.m. on Interstate 435 and Highway 24. According to authorities, the unidentified victim was attempting to cross the highway when they were struck by an oncoming vehicle. The injuries sustained by the victim were described as minor. The […]

Partnership Profile: LiveWell Johnson County

We are excited to highlight another great partner this week! LiveWell Johnson County is an initiative of the Johnson County Department of Health and Environment and made possible through grant support from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment and the CDC.  The purpose of the program is to improve resident health through partnerships and environmental […]

KCMO Mayoral and City Council races: what’s next?

The upcoming races for KCMO Mayor and City Council have made a lot of headlines this week! We are excited to see so many great candidates get involved, and many who are already champions for our vision to reclaim our streets as places for people to build a culture of active living. With the official […]

BikeWalkKC and The Whole Person team up for tandem rides

Last weekend, BikeWalkKC teamed up with The Whole Person to offer people with low vision a fun bicycle ride. After our instructors gave a quick lesson on tandem bicycling, the pairs took off on rides around Leawood Park. Instructors from our Education Team, volunteers from The Whole Person, and volunteers from our Board of Directors […]

Traffic Calming event, 35th & Askew on Friday, June 22

On Friday, June 22nd, BikeWalkKC, in partnership with the American Heart Association-Kansas City, will install crosswalks and other pedestrian amenities at the intersection of 35th and Askew. This “pop-up traffic calming” event will demonstrate how minor changes to the street can bring big benefits. The demonstration will last from 10:00 AM until approximately 6:00 PM […]