Pedestrian Fatalities on the Rise: What Do We Do?

The Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) recently released 2018 data on pedestrian traffic fatalities by state, and the numbers were sobering. Since reaching a low of 4,109 fatalities in 2009, the national total has climbed back up to 6,227. The report notes that 2018 is projected to see the highest number of pedestrian fatalities since […]

Partner Profile: Health Forward Foundation

One of the benefits of working with local foundations is the deeply connected relationship a nonprofit builds with the organization. Since our very early days, BikeWalkKC has been a recipient of support from the Health Forward Foundation (HFF, formerly the Healthcare Foundation of Greater Kansas City). The Health Forward Foundation advocates for healthy and equitable communities […]

How to get the most out of a public meeting

Do you ever wonder how you can affect change in your own neighborhood? Policy Coordinator Michael Kelley shares how you can join the conversation at public meetings and speak up for what matters to you. BikeWalkKC regularly works in both the advocacy and planning realms to foster policy and changes to the built environment that […]

A Bike Rack for Anthony

When Anthony Saluto’s family approached us to ask for help in bringing attention to the sentencing of the man who killed him, we worked to spread the word among the metro’s cycling community and spoke out at the hearing alongside his family. We understood, much as they did, that Anthony’s life had meaning and that […]

The Multimodal Route to Affordable Housing

By the BikeWalkKC Policy Team, Eric Bunch and Michael Kelley It’s no secret that Kansas City (like the rest of the region and the nation) has an affordable housing problem. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) defines affordability as when a household spends no more than 30% of its income on housing-related […]

What We Learned – When Crashes Occur

Following the sentencing of the man who killed Anthony Saluto, BikeWalkKC wanted to understand the process through which a case like this is approached. We’re an advocacy organization, not a law firm or victim’s rights agency, so it helped for us to reach out to those who work in that realm to get a better […]

Traffic-calming demonstration in Rosedale

In 2013, Kansas City, Kansas and Kansas City, Missouri took great steps to make Southwest Boulevard safer for cyclists when they painted bike lanes from the Crossroads District in KCMO all the way to Merriam Lane. These efforts have continued to evolve and improve over the last five years, and a new effort in Rosedale […]