2022 Policy Platform: The Fourth Quarter Update

As 2022 comes to a close, the policy team wanted to give one more update on the priorities of our policy platform. It has been a busy fourth quarter, and we’re already working to finalize our policy platform for 2023! So, where do we stand on the policy front? KCMO Improving Walkability – BikeWalkKC has been working […]

Press Release: BikeWalkKC announces new project to address structural racism in traffic infrastructure

CONTACT: Amy Scrivner Director of Development and Communications amy.scrivner@bikewalkkc.org 816-205-7056 BikeWalkKC is pleased to announce our selection as a grantee of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Using Local Data to Address Structural Racism grant program. RWJF, in partnership with the Urban Institute (Urban), awarded 38 grants nationally to help communities use data to improve community conditions […]

Independence advocates win Complete Streets for Noland Road

Late last week, BikeWalkKC learned about efforts to create more places for people in Independence. City staff submitted a successful application for a federal grant to improve Noland Road between 24 Highway and Fair Street. Key aspects of the project included: Upgrading sidewalks to ADA compliance Adding and updating push button pedestrian signals Improved transit […]

ADVOCACY ALERT: Urgent Call to Independence Residents

Support efforts to bring new sidewalks, bike lanes, and other improvements to Noland Road! Independence city staff are proposing a project that would bring multimodal improvements to Noland Road. The City Council will be considering whether to move forward with the project on Monday, December 5th at 6pm in the lower level of City Hall […]

BikeWalkKC remarks on the Departure of KDOT Secretary Julie Lorenz

Secretary Julie Lorenz recently announced that she would be resigning her post as head of KDOT at the end of this year.  Secretary Lorenz has been a champion for multimodal transportation in the State of Kansas and her policy accomplishments deserve praise. They include: Updating the Statewide Active Transportation Plan: At the direction of Secretary […]

UPDATED 12/14/22: Support KCMO’s Protective Tree Ordinance

Update as of December 14, 2022: Several weeks ago, we got word from our partners at Bridging the Gap about Ordinance #220961, which is intended to guide efforts to preserve and expand tree coverage across KCMO. Thank you so much to everyone who has spoken up for the trees thus far! We recently got a […]

2022 BikeWalkKC Policy Platform: The Third Quarter Update

We’re three quarters of the way through 2022! The policy team has been working to make progress on the priorities identified in our policy platform in KCMO and across the metro. Here’s our third update on where things stand: KCMO Improving Walkability – Over the last couple of months, BikeWalkKC has been meeting with community […]

Two adults and two children pose with their bikes and helmets outside Academie Lafayette.

Académie Lafayette’s bike-to-school revolution

Back in 2017, Irene Dye started riding to school at Académie Lafayette’s Cherry campus at Armour and Cherry in Kansas City, Missouri. Neither Armour nor Gillham had any sort of bike lane yet, so she and her family rode neighborhood streets and sidewalks, and she locked her bike to a railing in the staff parking […]