A city incorporated in the auto-centric 1950s is committing itself to walkable neighborhoods. Mid-century politicians and urban planners designed Merriam, Kansas like many other suburban cities of that time– single family homes centered in large lawns on roomy streets, many without sidewalks. At the time, popular opinion held that especially in a city anchored by […]
A 9-year-old boy was killed in a crash on the evening of Thursday, July 18. The crash occurred near the intersection of 23rd Street and Kensington Avenue. The victim fell into the street and was struck by the driver. Police arrived and declared the boy dead at the scene. “We want to extend our condolences […]
With schools around the region expanding summer school offerings, the BikeWalkKC Education Team has even more opportunities to teach young people Bicycle Lessons and Safety Training (BLAST). In a recent session at Lakewood Elementary in North KC, students received three weeks of bike safety education and riding practice. Our instructors spent the first 5 days […]
A teenage cyclist was seriously injured in a crash on Wednesday, July 10. The crash occurred near the intersection of 26th and Indiana around 5:40 p.m. The driver of an SUV was heading northbound when they struck the victim. The driver stopped at the scene and cooperated with police. The teenager was transported to a […]
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.
One pedestrian was killed and another was seriously injured in separate hit-and-run crashes in Kansas City, Missouri on Sunday, June 16. The first crash occurred around 4 a.m. when police were called to the intersection of 31st and Benton. The victim, 36-year-old LaShanda Temple, was getting into a parked car when she was hit by […]
One of the mobility-related issues that has come up in the debates for the June 18th KCMO Mayoral and City Council election is the idea of a city-level Department of Transportation, or DOT. It’s an idea that we have been researching and studying for some time now. This is why we believe a KC DOT could be an effective strategy for improving mobility across the city and addressing the many challenges of a fractured transportation structure spread across multiple silos in City Hall. It could be especially effective in addressing long standing community frustration with the pace of improvements for people who walk, bike, and use transit.
A pedestrian was struck and killed by a driver late on Tuesday, June 11. The crash occurred near the intersection of 67th Street and Troost around 11:30 p.m. According to authorities, the victim was sitting on a bench at the bus stop when the driver of a dark gray Impala went off the road and […]
As we approach the one year anniversary of Kansas City’s first protected bike lanes on Armour Boulevard in KCMO, data from Public Works and the KCPD shows that traffic crashes are down, bike traffic is up, and car traffic is calmer. City Hall is also making some tweaks to the design in response to concerns about visibility at intersections for motorists. This data and the City’s willingness to make iterative improvements will help ensure lessons learned on Armour are used in the new bike plan and future bike lane projects.
A bicyclist is in critical condition after being struck on Monday evening. The crash occurred around 5:30 pm at the intersection of 31st and Roanoke. As the cyclist moved through the intersection, they were struck by the driver of a car traveling west on 31st Street. The impact ejected the rider onto the hood and […]