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ADVOCACY ALERT: Comment on the Missouri State Freight and Rail Plan

Deadline of Friday, June 4 to help ensure Missouri’s improvements to its rail system also supports walking and biking! MODOT is updating the state’s freight and rail plan. One of the central focuses of the plan is to identify “strategies for the transportation network to operate harmoniously across all modes.” The schedule for the plan […]

KCMO takes important step towards decriminalizing walking and biking

The City Council voted unanimously on May 6, 2021 to repeal statutes related to dirty wheels, bike inspections, and jaywalking. Since the summer of 2020, BikeWalkKC has advocated for the decriminalization of walking and biking. In a letter to Mayor Quinton Lucas, we identified three portions of the municipal code which effectively criminalized the activities […]

Press Release: National Discussion to Highlight Trend Toward Decriminalization of Jaywalking

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 28, 2021 CONTACTS: Angie Schmitt: 614-499-3239 angie@3mphplanning.com Caro Jauregui 562-320-2139  Caro@calwalks.org National Discussion to Highlight Trend Toward Decriminalization of Jaywalking More and more cities and states are rethinking rules that criminalize walking. From Virginia to California to Kansas City, decriminalizing jaywalking is no longer a radical idea but an increasingly viable […]

New Platte County trail connections link Parkville and Riverside

Last week, Platte County and the Cities of Riverside and Parkville celebrated a new connector along the Missouri River levee that allows people to walk or bike “from Costco to English Landing Park,” as one trail user described it.  The gap between the Riverside and Parkville sections of the Missouri Riverfront Trail was only 700 […]

Decriminalization and Data in KCMO

Advocates, journalists, activists, and researchers across the country report that arbitrary laws governing how people who walk and bike create the potential for over-policing of pedestrians and bicyclists, especially People of Color. (Find links to stories from other cities in our previous blog post) BikeWalkKC continues to advocate for the decriminalization of walking and biking […]

KDOT Kicks off Active Transportation Planning

The Kansas Department of Transportation is embarking on their first update of the state’s active transportation plan in 25 years. An exciting development, the “Kansas ATP will focus on how active transportation can be improved through better policies, planning, design and partnerships with other state agencies and local communities.” Read the press release for more […]

KCK adopts Complete Streets Ordinance

Last Thursday, the Unified Government of Kansas City, Kansas and Wyandotte County took an important step towards building safer streets for everyone in their community. Following a presentation by the UG Planning Department, the Board of Commissioners voted unanimously to adopt a Complete Streets ordinance! You can check out a copy of the adopted language […]