Active living in the Walking President’s hometown

Harry S. Truman loved to walk. He walked for health, he walked to deposit his Presidential paycheck, and after he returned home from DC, he walked around downtown Independence. Fifty years later, the Independence School District and the City of Independence are honoring their most famous resident by promoting active living and safe streets. After […]

BikeWalkKC Education Specialist attends summer school at Urban Leaders Fellowship

  BikeWalkKC Education Specialist David Hansen spent his summer deep-diving into local policy and non-profit work. Read on to learn more about his experience and find out how employment, early childhood education, and transportation are linked:  For seven weeks this summer, I had the opportunity to be a part of the Urban Leaders Fellowship program, […]

Why your neighborhood needs Safe Routes to School

  When we talk about Safe Routes to School, we’re talking about more than just crossing guards and drop-off queues. Developing Safe Routes to School involves a number of actions, from tiny to complex, that create a ripple affect throughout an entire community. When kids can walk, bike, or roll to school, everyone in the […]

GO KC Sidewalk Program kicks off new phase with public meeting series

Thanks to your support, BikeWalkKC and our community partners successfully advocated for a $150 million sidewalk program that voters overwhelmingly approved in 2017. City Hall is moving forward to implement the program, and there are several opportunities for you to learn more and get involved. Public Meetings Learn about the GO KC Sidewalk Program and […]

Bike paths aren’t just for cyclists

We are disappointed that the KC Star Editorial Board has chosen to mischaracterize safer streets in Kansas City as a false choice between improvements to the built environment (like bike paths) and other issues facing residents, while ignoring the long-standing disparities in safety and connectivity on the East Side. Residents there are not only more […]

PRESS RELEASE: One day, two hit-and-runs in the Metro

There were two separate hit-and-run crashes in the metro on Sunday, August 11. The first crash occurred around 5:30 am in Independence. Officers were called to the intersection of North Kiger Road and U.S. 24 Hwy. When they arrived, they found 30-year-old Misty M. Collins dead at the scene. Police say the driver of a […]

Staff news: Eric Bunch and Michael Kelley

On August 1st, 2019, BikeWalkKC Co-Founder Eric Bunch was sworn in as City Councilmember for KCMO’s 4th District and transitioned to a new role in the organization. Eric has been with BikeWalkKC since the beginning, as a Co-Founder, Education Director, and most recently Policy Director. His leadership has been critical for the organization’s growth and […]

Speak Up for walking & biking in the KCMO City Budget

During the month of August you have an opportunity to influence the next KCMO city budget, especially to speak up for investments in walking, biking, and transit. Attend an interactive session where you can share your ideas for the city’s budget and how it reflects the city’s goals for transportation, public health, equity, and more.