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Press Release: Pedestrian killed crossing 71 Highway

By Michael Kelley, Policy Coordinator An individual was killed crossing 71 Highway early Monday morning, marking the fourth pedestrian fatality this year. 51-year old Kevin Hooker was struck and killed around 4:40 a.m. Monday morning as he attempted to cross the southbound lanes of 71 Highway. After emerging from the grassy median, the victim was […]

Update on Bike Share Plans for 2018-2019

BikeWalkKC’s bike share program continues expand and grow since its debut in 2012. Our latest expansion in 2017 added several new locations in neighborhoods like UMKC, North Kansas City, the River Market, and West 39th Street. During 2018 we will be hard at work planning for future phases, incorporating new technology, and building a regional […]

KCMO makes bike parking easier, simpler, cheaper

By Eric Vaughan, Director of Bike Share and Business Services Up until now, installing a bike rack in Kansas City’s public right of way was a time consuming and costly undertaking. BikeWalkKC has been working with the City of Kansas City, MO on reforming the bike rack permitting process since 2012. We have always believed that […]

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 […]