Congrats to the new Mayor and City Council, including BikeWalkKC’s Eric Bunch!

Congratulations to Mayor-elect Quinton Lucas and all of the returning and incoming City Council members! We look forward to working with them to advance our policy platform and to continue redefining our streets as places for people to build a culture of active living. KC’s transportation system can and should be a platform that supports the city’s strategic goals for equity, inclusion, affordability, sustainability, safety, and shared prosperity.

Special shout-out to BikeWalkKC Co-Founder and Policy Director Eric Bunch, Councilmember-Elect for the 4th District! Eric has worked for more than a decade to make KC a better place to live and work. We look forward to continuing to work with him in his new role on the City Council, and to have a champion for walking and biking with a seat at the table where decisions about the future of our city are made.

Learn more about the new City Council

Several candidates responded to our candidate questionnaire, and their answers are linked below if you want to read more about their thoughts on walking and biking.

Quinton Lucas *

1st District
Heather Hall (Incumbent) *

2nd District
Dan Fowler (Incumbent)

3rd District
Melissa Robinson *

4th District
Eric Bunch **

5th District
Ryanna Parks-Shaw *

6th District
Kevin McManus (Incumbent) *

1st District At-Large
Kevin O'Neill *

2nd District At-Large
Theresa Loar (Incumbent) *

3rd District At-Large
Brandon Ellington

4th District At-Large
Katheryn Shields (Incumbent)

5th District At-Large
Lee Barnes, Jr. (Incumbent) *

6th District At-Large
Andrea Bough

* Did not respond to candidate questionnaire

** Eric Bunch is BikeWalkKC’s Co-Founder and Policy Director. In order to avoid any potential conflict of interest, the candidates in his race mutually agreed to not respond to the questionnaire.


Next, Boards and Commissions

Much of the policy change needed to improve walking and biking is influenced by the boards and commissions made up of citizens appointed by the Mayor and City Council. It is important that those groups include supporters of walking and biking, and we hope many of you will step up to volunteer.

  • Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee
  • Parks and Recreation Board of Commissioners
  • Health Commission
  • Parking and Transportation Commission
  • City Plan Commission

Stay tuned for details on how to throw your hat in the ring and volunteer to be a bike/ped champion on a board or commission.

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