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Welcome, Avery Jones Community Organizer

BikeWalkKC welcomes Community Organizer Avery Jones

BikeWalkKC’s policy and advocacy team welcomes Community Organizer Avery Jones. Avery is passionate about racial justice and social equity, and she has centered her education and career around making Kansas City better for all residents. She sees a brighter future where everyone is thriving, and she wholeheartedly believes that together, we can achieve it. According […]

Good news for walking, biking, ADA, and transit in KCMO’s 2024-2025 budget

Last Thursday, the KCMO City Council adopted the citywide budget for the 2024-2025 fiscal year. The legislative action followed the work of the finance committee to finalize last-minute budget amendments from various departments and members of the City Council. While the final budget document won’t be published online until next month, we know what it will […]

2024 Policy Agenda

Advocacy is a team sport, and with your partnership, we are confident that 2024 is going to be another year of safer streets, more transportation choices, and better walking and biking. Read on to learn how we are working with neighbors, civil servants, and elected officials here in the Kansas City region, at the state […]

BikeWalkKC's Policy Platform

BikeWalkKC’s 2024 Policy Platform

BikeWalkKC’s policy and advocacy efforts in 2023 were productive despite some challenges along the way. Much of the work accomplished creates opportunities to further progress in 2024, including chances to improve multimodal transportation at the local, state, and national levels.  Prefer video? Click here to watch a recording or our March Policy Platform rollout meeting […]

Observations from the Meyer Boulevard Walk Audit

In the fall of 2023, BikeWalkKC worked with residents and organizations along Meyer Boulevard to identify challenges with the built environment and recommend changes. The resulting report is already beginning to spur safety improvements. It has long been known that Meyer Boulevard is a dangerous corridor. Anecdotes from people who live and work along the […]

April 23: Inclusive Transportation with Veronica O. Davis

Inclusive Transportation with Veronica O. Davis

Inclusive Transportation: A Manifesto for Repairing Divided Communities BikeWalkKC in conversation with author Veronica O. Davis on April 23, 2024 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: On April 23, BikeWalkKC will host an in-person conversation with Veronica O. Davis, author of Inclusive Transportation: A Manifesto for Repairing Divided Communities (publication date: July 2023). Davis is a transportation expert […]

ADVOCACY ALERT: Speak Up for the KCMO Budget!

It’s that time of year in KCMO: budget season! Each year, the Office of Management and Budget releases a proposed budget for the fiscal year, starting May 1. Over the course of about a month, the City Council works with each department and others to shape the budget and determine funding for various priorities before […]

Now Hiring: Community Organizer

Position will assist with with grassroots organizing and neighborhood capacity building to improve health outcomes and transportation options for local communities. 

Another Round of Safe Streets and Roads for All funding in the KC metro!

Metro communities receive $1.8 million to improve the safety of people walking, biking, and using public transit. Kansas Leawood: $452,000 Mission: $160,000 Overland Park: $500,000 Paola: $120,000 Prairie Village: $80,000 Spring Hill: $200,000 Missouri Belton: $200,000 Grandview: $240,000 North Kansas City: $240,000 In addition to these local grants, the Mid-America Regional Council received $400,000 for […]