Pick up the phone, type out an email, or write a letter: your voice is necessary to create the community you want to live in. When you speak up for the people, places, and ideas that you value most, you join the leaders and decision makers who decide what is important. Here are some ways you can participate in the local, regional, and national conversations today:
Kansas City, Missouri:
- Remove J.C. Nichols’ name from the fountain and parkway at Mill Creek. Read KC Parks’ request for community input and BikeWalkKC’s statement, and then email your comments to KCParksEngage@kcmo.org.
- Engage with the City of KCMO’s Comprehensive Plan Update. See BikeWalkKC’s blog post for an overview, and find details and lots of ways to participate on the KC Spirit Playbook website.
Kansas City Metro:
- Give feedback on local Planning Sustainable Places projects. Learn how the process works on our blog, and then leave comments to the applications on the Mid-America Regional Council’s website.
- State your environmental priorities on the Climate Action KC Mindmixer. Read about BikeWalkKC’s contribution, then use the public engagement tool to make your priorities known.
- Tell Congress to INVEST in better transportation options. From a national Complete Streets policy to vehicles designed to be less lethal for vulnerable road users, this bill has the potential to improve life for people who walk, roll, and bike anywhere in America. Use the League of American Bicyclists’ form to learn more and contact your congressional representatives.
What’s on your mind? Share what’s going on in your neighborhood at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are able, we hope you will consider becoming a member of BikeWalkKC. Memberships start at $10 and provide critical resources for us to continue our work in these uncertain times. Our members are a growing collection of voices speaking up and affirming that our streets are places for people! Click here to join.