Advocacy


We advocate for transforming Greater Kansas City, and we need your help to do it!

Current Campaigns

Space for People
Creating more room for people to get outside safely during the Covid-19 public health crisis and the #StayHomeKC emergency order.

2020 Advocacy Agenda
Our top priorities that we will be fighting for in regional City Halls this year.

KCMO Bike Master Plan
Sign the petition and learn more about KCMO's plan to completely transform how we navigate Kansas City streets.

Visit the Action Center for more campaigns.

Local Advocacy

In Your Neighborhood
Learn about advocacy and other opportunities in your community. We work across the Greater Kansas City region, including the counties of Jackson, Clay, Platte, Wyandotte, and Johnson.

Contact Your City Hall
Find your Mayor and City Councilmember. Communicate with them via email, Facebook, or Twitter.

Research and Data

Check out Research and Data page for biking/walking statistics, other data, our own research and reports.

Past Campaigns and Advocacy Wins

Vision Zero
As part of our policy platform, BikeWalkKC successfully advocated for the adoption of a Vision Zero resolution from the KCMO City Council in Spring 2020. Vision Zero is a an approach that argues that car crashes and other forms of traffic violence are a public health crisis. In order to combat this, we need a systemic approach built on equity, engineering, education, and enforcement. The resolution directs the City Manager to organize a Vision Zero task force made up of City staff and community stakeholders. The task force will then develop an action plan to eliminate traffic fatalities and serious injuries by the year 2030. BikeWalkKC accomplished this task with help from partners such as the KC Regional Transit Alliance, Greater KC LISC, KC Healthy Kids, Samuel U. Rodgers, Sunrise Movement KC, and more. In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, we were further supported by dozens of individuals from the community.

New Complete Streets Policy
After several months of hard work by a broad range of community stakeholders led by BikeWalkKC, in December 2017 the KCMO City approved one of the country's most comprehensive Complete Streets policies.

GO KC Infrastructure Bond: $150 million for sidewalks and $400 million for Complete Streets
In April 2017, KCMO voters overwhelming approved Questions 1-2-3 and voted to invest $800 million in the city's infrastructure over the next 20 years. BikeWalkKC led the community coalition to get unprecedented investment in sidewalks and Complete Streets included in the plans


Help Us Advocate at City Halls

Your time and energy at these meetings helps the BikeWalkKC policy team in their work fighting for you at City Halls across the KC region. But advocacy is one of the hardest things for us to fund. We need the charitable support of our members and donors like you.

Please become a member or make a donation today.

Advocacy Mailing List

Subscribe to Advocacy Alerts for important notices about opportunities to speak up for better walking and bicycling in your own community.

BikeWalkKC Advocacy Team

Michael Kelley, MPA
Policy Manager
michael.kelley@bikewalkkc.org
816-205-7056 x15

Lati Horton
AmericaCorp/VISTA Community Ambassador
lati.horton@bikewalkkc.org
816-205-7056 x21