Mile 2: BikeWalkKC rolls into 2012 with Kansas City BCycle and Safe Routes to School

Mile 10 Campaign – BikeWalkKC Celebrates its 10th Anniversary! This year, we celebrate our 10th anniversary! BikeWalkKC was officially launched in April 2011 as a nonprofit organization with a mission and purpose to serve the bi-state Kansas City metro area. We were Kansas City’s first professional advocacy and education organization dedicated to bicycling and walking. […]

Proclamations aplenty for Bike Month

May is Bike Month! According to the League of American Bicyclists, the occasion (first established in 1956) “is a chance to showcase the many benefits of bicycling — and encourage more folks to [give] biking a try.” Bike Month is also a celebration, and as part of that celebration, BikeWalkKC and the Mid-America Regional Council […]

KCMO takes important step towards decriminalizing walking and biking

The City Council voted unanimously on May 6, 2021 to repeal statutes related to dirty wheels, bike inspections, and jaywalking. Since the summer of 2020, BikeWalkKC has advocated for the decriminalization of walking and biking. In a letter to Mayor Quinton Lucas, we identified three portions of the municipal code which effectively criminalized the activities […]

Press Release: National Discussion to Highlight Trend Toward Decriminalization of Jaywalking

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 28, 2021 CONTACTS: Angie Schmitt: 614-499-3239 angie@3mphplanning.com Caro Jauregui 562-320-2139  Caro@calwalks.org National Discussion to Highlight Trend Toward Decriminalization of Jaywalking More and more cities and states are rethinking rules that criminalize walking. From Virginia to California to Kansas City, decriminalizing jaywalking is no longer a radical idea but an increasingly viable […]

Notes from Mile 1: BikeWalkKC’s First Full Year

Mile 10 Campaign – BikeWalkKC Celebrates its 10th Anniversary! This year, we celebrate our 10th anniversary! BikeWalkKC was officially launched in April 2011 as a nonprofit organization with a mission and purpose to serve the bi-state Kansas City-metro area. We were Kansas City’s first professional advocacy and education organization dedicated to bicycling and walking. As […]

New Platte County trail connections link Parkville and Riverside

Last week, Platte County and the Cities of Riverside and Parkville celebrated a new connector along the Missouri River levee that allows people to walk or bike “from Costco to English Landing Park,” as one trail user described it.  The gap between the Riverside and Parkville sections of the Missouri Riverfront Trail was only 700 […]

2011 protest in KCMO after a driver struck and killed pedestrian Chip Block

What do you do when your city is named the worst bicycling city in America? You create solutions for the problem.

Mile 10 Campaign – BikeWalkKC Celebrates its 10th Anniversary! This year, we celebrate our 10th anniversary! BikeWalkKC was officially launched in April 2011 as a nonprofit organization with a mission and purpose to serve the bi-state Kansas City metro area. We were Kansas City’s first professional advocacy and education organization dedicated to bicycling and walking. […]

Decriminalization and Data in KCMO

Advocates, journalists, activists, and researchers across the country report that arbitrary laws governing how people who walk and bike create the potential for over-policing of pedestrians and bicyclists, especially People of Color. (Find links to stories from other cities in our previous blog post) BikeWalkKC continues to advocate for the decriminalization of walking and biking […]

Press Release: The first ever Kansas City Physical Activity Plan released

The Kansas City Physical Activity Plan Work Group Weighing In Children’s Mercy Center for Children’s Healthy Lifestyles Contact: Robin Shook, PhD Chair, The Kansas City Physical Activity Plan Work Group Assistant Professor Department of Pediatrics Children’s Mercy Center for Children’s Healthy Lifestyles rpshook@cmh.edu  214-448-83366 kcphysicalactivityplan.org The Kansas City Physical Activity Plan Work Group has released […]