Complete Streets Project coming to Gillham Plaza

Since the adoption of the Complete Streets ordinance in 2017, the City of KCMO has been working to find opportunities to improve the built environment for all road users. The most recent effort on this front is the soon-to-be-complete improvements along portions of Gillham Plaza between Armour Boulevard and 31st Street. You can learn more […]

Look what you did! More than 100 new bike infrastructure projects since 2018

In 2018 BikeWalkKC compiled a database of bike infrastructure throughout the Kansas City region. With more than 1,300 infrastructure bike, trail, and shared use path segments totaling more than 700 miles, this database provides a comprehensive snapshot of where and how bicycle infrastructure is connecting our communities. We are in the process of updating our bike […]

PRESS RELEASE: Pedestrian struck by two drivers in KCMO

A pedestrian was critically injured after being struck by two separate drivers in KCMO on Thursday, April 30. The crash occurred some time before 10 p.m. The pedestrian was initially struck by the first driver, who was heading westbound on Independence Avenue. The driver then pulled into a nearby lot, exited the vehicle to look […]

Not your typical Bike Month, but still much to celebrate

It’s the first day of National Bike Month! Typically, Bike Month is a time of celebrations like Bike to Work Day, Bike to School Day, the end of a busy semester of bike safety education, our annual membership campaign, planning for our 10th anniversary bash, and the Tour de Bier (now rescheduled for August 9). […]

Our community ambassador connects from home

By Lati Horton AmeriCorps VISTA Community Ambassador I joined the BikeWalkKC team through the AmeriCorps VISTA program in January of this year. I am excited to be a part of such an inspiring organization, and I’ve had the opportunity to learn a great deal about aspects of the built environment thus far. During my first […]

#FeelGoodFriday: Open Streets for KC

We are happy that the City of KCMO has now launched Open Streets KC. This will create a number of ways and places for people to effectively spread out and engage in physical activity for the duration of the stay-at-home order, currently set to expire on May 15. What does Open Streets KC include? Neighborhood […]

Neighborhood art creates places for people

It started with rainbows in the windows. In mid-March, social media and news outlets reported children around the world are making rainbows to hang in their street-facing windows to spread a little joy and color to their neighbors during the Coronavirus crisis. Then people started propping teddy bears in windows to entertain kids out on […]

Independence teacher delivers bicycle joy

BikeWalkKC is not currently able to accept bike donations due to the Regional Stay at Home order, but we love this teacher’s initiative to bring joy to the families she serves. As part of our series on #SpacesforPeopleKC, we encourage you to share your own ideas for creating a culture of active living in your […]

PRESS RELEASE: Two pedestrians struck in KCMO

Two pedestrians were struck in a crash that occurred on the afternoon of Wednesday, April 15. The crash occurred near 98th Street and Wornall Road around 4:20 p.m. According to police, a man and a woman were attempting to cross the street when they were struck by the driver. The driver stopped, provided a statement, […]

Update: Space for People proposal heads to full KCMO City Council

The KCMO City Council’s Transportation Committee met this morning to discuss proposals to create more space for people to better adhere to social distancing guidelines as they walk, run, roll, or bike during the outbreak. The committee supported small-scale, neighborhood-led street projects. However, they did not support closing parts of four-lane streets to create connected […]