Taking on Traffic Laws - A How-To Guide for Decriminalizing Mobility

Press Release: BikeWalkKC and Safe Routes Partnership unveil “Taking on Traffic Laws” guide and webinar

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 9, 2022 CONTACTS: Amy Scrivner 816-205-7056 x4 513-919-9613 cell amy.scrivner@bikewalkkc.org Marisa Jones 610-428-4827 marisa@saferoutespartnership.org            BikeWalkKC and Safe Routes Partnership unveil “Taking on Traffic Laws: a How-To Guide for Decriminalizing Mobility” with a webinar on April 20 In communities across the United States, there are laws that criminalize the simple acts […]

Distracted Driving Legislation Moves Forward in Missouri

For years, Missouri has been one of only two states in the nation without a cell phone messaging ban for all drivers. While there is legislation banning texting and driving for those 21 and younger, nothing exists for those 22 and up. This is especially concerning given that data shows that 70% of drivers using […]

A Remembrance of Lorrie Lomas-Brown

Lorrie Lomas-Brown, a vocal and persistent advocate for safer streets in Kansas City and throughout the State of Missouri, passed away on January 10. She was 60 years old. Lorrie’s journey into advocacy began with tragedy. On April 3, 2016, Lorrie’s son Anthony was riding his bike on Independence Avenue when he was struck and […]

We can do both! A better version of Ordinance 210966 advances

An amended version advances which will allow for better planning and community engagement. Earlier today, the KCMO transportation committee met to discuss Ordinance 210966, which, in its original iteration, would have significantly limited efforts to implement Complete Streets and Vision Zero if adopted. BikeWalkKC had worked with Councilwoman Robinson to try to address issues with […]

The “Neighborhood Inclusion” Policy Still Falls Short

UPDATE: When this ordinance was debated at City Council on December 8, 2021, 1st District Councilmember Heather Hall proposed making it apply to the entire city. This means that existing and future bike facilities are at risk. Here’s how you can take action to save Complete Streets and Vision Zero in KC: Call your councilmembers and […]

7 gifts for the biking and walking enthusiast

If you are like us, you dream of coming down the stairs on Christmas morning to find a freshly-poured raised crosswalk, or perhaps a protected bike lane. But infrastructure is hard to gift wrap, so we’ve made a list of favorite gifts for our friends who also love walking, biking, and urban living. For the […]

How the infrastructure bill helps walking and biking in KC

Late last week, the House of Representatives adopted a $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill, ending months of debate over legislation intended to improve everything from roads and bridges to lead pipes and the internet. There is quite a bit in this new legislation. While it is not perfect on issues like equity or climate change, several […]

KCMO’s 3rd District wants safer streets; let’s work together to make it happen

Last week, 3rd District Councilmember Melissa Robinson introduced legislation (KCMO Ordinance 210966) that would remove bike lanes from the 3rd District, prioritize neighborhood associations over other community stakeholders when making decisions about future bikeway projects, and exempt the 3rd District from the city’s Complete Streets ordinance.  We agree with the Councilmember that City Hall persistently […]

BikeWalkKC welcomes Tresa Carter as Director of Community Planning

Tresa will lead our urban planning program’s work to build connected, healthy, sustainable, and equitable communities. BikeWalkKC is one of the few active transportation nonprofits that employ urban planners as part of our strategy to make walking and biking simple solutions to complex problems of mobility, sustainability, health, equity, and prosperity. Our community planning program […]