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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 […]

BikeWalkKC January 2018 Newsletter

We have lots to celebrate about 2017: Expansion of bicycle and pedestrian improvements across the metro; Kansas City, MO passing a Complete Streets Ordinance and the GO Bonds; bike share expansion to exciting new locations; and nearly 5000 students served in our youth education programs.  Ring in 2018 with new ways to get involved! Tour de […]

BLAST goes on the road

Topeka physical education teachers got a winter break treat this week when Topeka Community Cycle Project (TCCP) and Topeka Public Schools invited BikeWalkKC’s education team for a refresher course in the Bicycle Lesson and Safety Training (BLAST) program. Topeka BLAST, supported by Safe Kids Shawnee County, the Topeka Community Foundation, and Heartland Healthy Neighborhoods is […]

Our resolutions for 2018

As 2017 draws to a close, we consider our success of the past year, as well as the challenges we will continue to face in 2018. We mourned a rash of fatal crashes involving pedestrians, and our efforts to keep Westport sidewalks public were thwarted. We celebrated the passage of GO Bonds and a Complete […]

Westport Ordinance Passed – What Now?

by Michael Kelley, Policy Coordinator After much heated debate, the KCMO City Council passed Ordinance No. 170893, which allows the City to privatize the sidewalks of Westport, specifically in the area of Westport Road and Pennsylvania Avenue. There’s a great deal of information to unpack here, but for now, we’ll stick with what’s in the […]