Thank you to everyone who came to City Hall yesterday morning to speak up for safer streets and support the Vision Zero resolution at its first City Council hearing.
The City Council heard from the loved ones of those lost to unsafe streets, survivors of traffic violence, environmental advocates, as well as BikeWalkKC on the need for safe streets in KCMO and why we need a Vision Zero resolution.
If you haven’t read it already, you can see the language for the Vision Zero resolution (#200019) here.
Vision Zero will have a second hearing at City Council some time in the next few weeks. While we wait for it to be scheduled, BikeWalkKC is meeting one-on-one with several City Councilmembers. During this time, there are several things you can do individually:
- Keep an eye out for the next meeting – As soon as we know the date and time for the next meeting, we will let you know. We will need just as much support, if not more, to push the joint committee to take action.
- Tell us your story – If you or someone you know has been negatively impacted by unsafe streets, we want to hear from you. Please consider using this link to tell us more.
- Contact the City Council – Consider contacting the members of the KCMO City Council to ask them to make safe streets a priority. If you don’t know who your councilmembers are, check out this page to learn more.
- Comment on other projects – There are projects being developed right now that need your input, including the Levee Trails in KCK, the Linwood Corridor Plan in KCMO, and the North Oak Complete Streets Open House on Wednesday, February 5!
Advocacy is hard, and this is a clear example of how we have to keep fighting, even when we don’t get the outcome we initially seek. BikeWalkKC will not stop speaking up for safe streets because everyone deserves them, regardless of their mode of transportation.
The BikeWalkKC policy team works to fight for you and better biking and walking in your neighborhood 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.