Electric scooter sharing arrives in KC

Today Bird Scooters launched in Kansas City, MO with 100 scooters around the Downtown area. This new mobility option has a mixed record in the US so far. It could be a great way to get more people out of cars, give people more options for short trips, and/or provide first/last mile options for transit […]

OneLife Fitness takes it to the max for Women Bike KC

Onelife Fitness is stepping up again with a fun-fit-fundraiser for BikeWalkKC! The gym, located in the Power and Light District in KCMO, previously hosted a glow-in-the-dark themed spin class benefiting the Tour de Bier KC. This month, they’ll be spinning their flywheels to righteous 80’s jams in support of the Women’s Bike Summit!  Dig out […]

KCMO Mayoral and City Council races: what’s next?

The upcoming races for KCMO Mayor and City Council have made a lot of headlines this week! We are excited to see so many great candidates get involved, and many who are already champions for our vision to reclaim our streets as places for people to build a culture of active living. With the official […]

PRESS RELEASE: Pedestrian killed by SUV in Independence

The driver of an SUV went over a median and killed a pedestrian in Independence yesterday afternoon. The crash happened near the intersection of 23rd Street and Harvard Avenue. Around 1:30 p.m., the pedestrian was crossing 23rd Street when the driver of the vehicle, a 2012 Chevy Suburban, went over the center median and struck […]

When bikes get stolen, the community steps up

On the evening of Sunday, June 10th, burglars broke into one of our vans and stole five of our youth fleet bikes. We use the bikes in our BLAST programming for young people– elementary students, scouts, and youth group kids across the metro learn to ride confidently and safely. The fleet bikes were made possible […]

PRESS RELEASE: Man in wheelchair dies after hit-and-run

A man in a motorized wheelchair was struck and killed in a hit-and-run crash this morning. The crash occurred around 9:30 a.m. near 11th and Charlotte Streets. Authorities say the victim, identified as 50-year-old Phillip Noel, was crossing the street within the marked crosswalk when the vehicle struck him and sped away. Noel was taken […]

Partner Profile: Children’s Mercy Kansas City

At BikeWalkKC, we see a community that is barrier free, has complete biking and walking access, and has a connected culture of active transportation and active lifestyles, and we seek partners with the same vision. Children’s Mercy Kansas City (CMKC) has been that kind of partner since 2014. Founded in 1897, Children’s Mercy is one of […]

PRESS RELEASE: Pedestrian struck by semi on I-35

On Friday evening, a pedestrian was struck by a semi driving along the southbound lanes of I-35. Authorities say the crash occurred around 9 p.m. in the area just north of the Kit Bond Bridge. The victim, 50-year-old Thomas Mattes, was hit near the right shoulder. He was rushed to an area hospital with serious […]