Blog Archive

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 […]

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 […]