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Bike/Ped Job Opportunity: Community Engagement Specialist in Columbia, Missouri

Missourians for Responsible Transportation (MRT), the statewide collaboration of local bike/ped advocacy groups, is now hiring a Community Engagement Specialist based at the PedNet Coalition in Columbia. This position will be a PedNet employee and also work with the leadership and policy teams at BikeWalkKC, Trailnet in St. Louis, and Ozark Greenways in Springfield. See […]

UPDATE: Pedestrian killed in KCMO

A pedestrian has died as a result of injuries sustained in a crash on the afternoon of Thursday, December 5. The crash happened at the intersection of Linwood Boulevard and Poplar Avenue around 3:40 pm. The victim, identified as 63-year-old Carrie M. Davis, was crossing the street when she was struck by a driver heading […]

PRESS RELEASE: Man killed in hit-and-run in KCMO

A man was killed in a hit-and-run crash on the evening of Friday, November 29. The crash occurred around 7:45 pm near the intersection of Independence and Cypress avenues. Authorities, responding to a request for help from a bystander, found the victim on the street. The driver fled the scene before they arrived. The victim […]

League of American Bicyclists releases 2019 State Rankings

While our primary focus is in the KC metro, BikeWalkKC works to build a culture of active living throughout the region, and that includes efforts at the state level in both Kansas and Missouri. Our work is informed in part by the League of American Bicyclists, which recently released its 2019 rankings for bike friendly […]

PRESS RELEASE: Pedestrian critically injured in Shawnee

A man was critically injured in a crash in Shawnee on the evening of Friday, November 22. The crash occurred at the intersection of Shawnee Mission Parkway and Flint Street around 6:30 pm. Authorities say the pedestrian was attempting to cross the street when they were struck by a driver heading west. The victim, described […]

Policy Brief #1: Where Housing and Transportation Intersect

We will be releasing a series of policy briefs that highlight the overlap between multimodal transportation and other important issues for the metro. This is the first installment of that series. Housing is not truly affordable if residents must drive everywhere to access jobs, education, and other services. Many households in Kansas City spend as […]

BikeWalkKC supports Local Control of KCPD

Local control of the Kansas City, MO Police Department (KCPD) is again in the news as leaders discuss ways to reduce our city’s tragically high homicide rate. The number of people killed by cars is comparable to those killed by guns, and local control of KCPD could help reduce the lesser known but equally deadly […]