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Missouri Senate Approves Tax Reform Bill and Fuel Tax Increase

Suddenly, and with virtually no debate, the Missouri Senate passed SB 617 last Wednesday, a sweeping tax reform bill which includes a provision that will raise the state’s fuel tax gradually from 17 cents per gallon to 23 cents over the course of three years. SB 617 would increase the state’s excise tax on fuel […]

Support local bike/ped projects seeking federal funding

Several local projects are currently seeking federal funds for things like bike lanes, trails, bike share, Safe Routes to School, Complete Streets, and more. These federal funding applications are now open for public comment. All projects selected for funding would be scheduled for 2021-22. Your input on these applications an important part of the selection […]

Complete Streets are Coming to the Northeast

Last December, BikeWalkKC and our Complete KC partners made the final push for the Complete Streets ordinance. After a long day at City Hall, Ordinance no. 170949 passed unanimously, making it clear that our elected officials were serious about creating a transportation network that supports all modes of transportation. But we knew that the work […]

Cultivating Healthy Communities with BWKC and the Aetna Foundation

The Aetna Project, Building Collective Health: Community Interventions for Northeast KC, is in full swing! Early last fall, BikeWalkKC was selected as one of 25 grantees for the Aetna Foundation’s Cultivating Healthy Communities program and awarded a community grant to work in partnership with Children’s Mercy Kansas City. Since then, we’ve been hard at work […]

BikeWalkKC selects new home on Troost Cooridor

Big news: we’re moving! We are excited to announce that we will be moving our headquarters to the Troost Corridor this summer. BikeWalkKC will join other businesses and residents in the Wonder Lofts building, located at 1108 E. 30th Street in Kansas City, MO. Formerly the home of the Wonder Bread Bakery and store (originally […]

Now Hiring: Missouri Coalition Coordinator

Missouri’s local bike/pedestrian advocacy organizations are hiring a Coalition Coordinator to develop our new partnership on state-wide transportation policy and funding. The Coalition is a new group of Missouri transportation professionals who are joining forces to advocate for a statewide transportation system that is fiscally responsible and allows all Missourians to travel independently and safely. […]

“Walking School Bus” Season Is Coming Soon!

Your Safe Routes to School- Wyandotte update! As we approach warmer weather and welcome the Spring season, we have a lot to be excited about! At the top of that list is getting back outside, enjoying the weather, and WALKING!   That’s right: Following Spring Break, on Mondays March 19th and 26th, many USD 500 (KCKPS) […]

Head for the Cure and Tour de Bier team up for #Feel Good Friday!

In the US alone, more than 190,000 people are diagnosed with brain tumors every year. Matt Anthony established the Head for the Cure Foundation after his brother Chris succumbed to a brain tumor in 2003. The Foundation honors Chris’ memory and raises funds and awareness for brain cancer research through runs, walks, and rides. To […]

A Heaping Helping of Healthy Communities

The R.B. Doolin Center is named after the late superintendent for the North Kansas City School District, Dr. R.B. Doolin. Dr. Doolin, who retired in 1977, worked tirelessly to ensure that the children of the district received a good education because he understood how important it was for the community. Yet it wasn’t his efforts […]

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 […]