Blog Archive

Casual Animal formally supports BikeWalkKC

The newest brewery in the Crossroads, Casual Animal, is brewing something even bigger than “small-batch, fresh as hell” beer: they are giving back to their community from the very first barrel. Owners Lara and Kyle Gray saw an opportunity to jump into the thriving local beer scene when they moved from Fort Collins, Colorado in […]

Update on Overland Park Bicycle Master Plan

Last night the Overland Park Public Works Department presented its second annual bike master plan update to the City Council, and previewed the projects in the works for 2018. 2017  Highlights Bidding problems with construction contracts delayed several projects until 2018, but a few key segments did get built in 2017: 143rd and 159th Streets […]

BikeWalkKC’s February e-News

  Design Matters: Join the Conversation Public Meetings, Tomorrow and Thursday Last weekend was a deadly one for pedestrians in Kansas City, with four separate incidents leaving three pedestrians dead and one hospitalized. The City of Kansas City and project partners are holding two important public meetings this week that will examine solutions to improve […]

Press Release: Deadly Weekend for Pedestrians early in 2018

This past weekend was marked by four crashes involving pedestrians. Three of the victims have died as a result of their injuries. The fourth remains hospitalized. On Friday, January 26, 25-year-old Jyra Hill was struck in the crosswalk of 71 Highway and Gregory before being dragged almost 30 yards. The driver of the vehicle, which […]

Negligent Driver Bill Introduced in Kansas Senate

A new bill to increase accountability for drivers who negligently hurt or kill people is being considered by the Kansas Senate, and will have a hearing on Tuesday, January 30th. Please contact your Kansas State Senator to express your support. BikeWalkKC provided written testimony to the Transportation Committee, and will be testifying in person Tuesday […]

BWKC staff learn about Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design

Safe Routes to School Coordinator, Areiona King and Policy Coordinator, Michael Kelley report from a CPTED training held in Kansas City, KS and presented by the Wyandotte County Sexual Assault Prevention Coaltion (WyCo-SAP), the Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault (MOCSA), and the Livable Neighborhoods Task Force: Over the past week, Areiona and I have […]

Kicking off the Tour de Bier

Who rides bikes? The crowd at the Tour de Bier 2018 Kick-Off Party might give you a hint: brewers, financial planners, attorneys, marketers, writers, philanthropists, community organizers, bankers, mechanics, and more! The event, hosted by Buttonwood Financial and Buttonwood Art Space, offered guests an opportunity to meet their fellow Tour de Bier supporters and learn […]

BikeWalkKC Supports Streetcar Planning Ordinance

BikeWalkKC has submitted a letter of support for Ordinance No. 171032, which allows for further planning of proposed streetcar expansions. We believe that it is in the best interest of the city to continue to create a system that embraces all modes of transportation. You can read the letter below: January 10, 2018 Councilman Jermaine […]

The Education Team prepares for a new semester

BikeWalkKC’s Education Team celebrated a record year in 2017, with nearly 5,000 kids in 33 schools in ten districts receiving Bicycle Lesson and Safety Training (BLAST) education!  Now that winter break is over, it’s time to kick it into high gear for a new semester. BLAST includes both classroom instruction and on-the-bike learning, for which […]

Citywide Streets Vacation Ordinance Avoids Mistakes of Westport

Councilman Quinton Lucas has introduced Ordinance No. 170911, which would address several of the main issues around street vacation policies in Kansas City, Missouri. The measure seeks to ensure that any future attempts to vacate streets or public right-of-ways consider existing public infrastructure and the ability of all citizens to easily move around the proposed […]