Woodland Elementary in Olathe, KS faces a challenge: After school traffic jams are a headache, and they are about to get much worse. Their enrollment is projected to nearly double in the coming years with the construction of over 400 single family homes in their attendance boundary. The new homes are physically close to Woodland […]
Category Archives: BikeWalkKC News
2022 BikeWalkKC Policy Platform: The Second Quarter Update
We’re officially halfway through 2022, a full six months since we shared our policy platform to outline the goals BikeWalkKC set to advocate for better walking, rolling, biking, and transit in KCMO and beyond. It’s time for another update on where we are with what we set out to achieve. Below is an update on […]
A Coalition for a Crosswalk in Leawood
In October 2021, a driver struck Leah Maugans’ son while he was crossing the street near Lee Boulevard and 93rd street. Thankfully, her son survived. In the aftermath of the crash, Leah began pushing for the City of Leawood to install a crosswalk to keep other residents safe. She reached out to BikeWalkKC for help, […]
You spoke, City Council listened: Vision Zero Action Plan passes in KCMO
The KCMO City Council voted to adopt the Vision Zero Action Plan! This exciting development represents an important step in efforts to eliminate traffic fatalities and serious injuries by the year 2030. In adopting the action plan, the City Council did two things: They have established clear guidance for how city staff can take steps […]
Support the KCMO Vision Zero Action Plan!
Tell the City Council to take this critical step to protect vulnerable road users! The Vision Zero Action Plan will guide the city’s efforts towards eliminating traffic fatalities and serious injuries by 2030, and we need your help to ensure the City Council approves the plan. Click here to support the Vision Zero Action Plan! […]
It’s PIAC Application Season, KCMO!
Get funding for improvements in your neighborhood though PIAC. Deadline is August 31. The Public Improvement Advisory Committee (PIAC) receives applications for all manner of capital improvement projects each year. This is a key opportunity to ask for improvements to the built environment in your neighborhood, and can include projects that help with sidewalk and […]
Support the KCMO Climate Protection and Resiliency Plan!
UPDATE: City Council approved the Climate Protection and Resiliency Plan on Aug. 25, 2022! The new KCMO Climate Protection and Resiliency Plan (CPRP) will guide City Hall’s efforts to combat climate change. BikeWalkKC served on the steering committee to ensure transportation and mobility were fundamental parts of the plan, and we are now asking you […]
Listen to the youth: Teens in KCK say pedestrians need both safety and beauty
Grownups like to reminisce about their carefree youth: walking to school, biking to their summer lifeguarding jobs, or walking to the park with their friends. And so often, those same grownups will bemoan the way the younger generations seem disconnected from family, friends, and community. So what happened in between “the good ol’ days” and […]
“It prevents me from being independent” Neighborhood walk auditors evaluate I-70 corridor with MoDOT and consultants
We often say that once you take a walk with BikeWalkKC, you can never just “go for a walk” again. Once you notice how street trees shade a neighborhood, or how uneven pavement makes a sidewalk unusable, you will always consider how our built environment either divides or connects our communities. This awareness will help […]
“It’s like pure sunshine” BikeWalkKC education team celebrates 150 new bike riders this spring
The BikeWalkKC education staff met yesterday beneath the shade provided by trees on the Nelson-Atkins Museum lawn to celebrate successes and discuss challenges from the spring semester. It may not surprise you to hear that we all rode our bikes (well, I had to drive…tables and chairs are big!). It never gets old to gather […]