Summer School: bike education for adults, families

No worries, Alice Cooper, it’s highly unlikely you’ll see a rule book or a teacher’s dirty look at one of our Summer School bike education classes. You will, however, gain confidence, bike-handling skills, maintenance know-how, and maybe even a free bike! Mark your calendars now for these fun classes taught by our enthusiastic, trained educators: […]

Congrats to the new Mayor and City Council, including BikeWalkKC’s Eric Bunch!

Congratulations to Mayor-elect Quinton Lucas and all of the returning and incoming City Council members! We look forward to working with them to advance our policy platform and to continue redefining our streets as places for people to build a culture of active living. KC’s transportation system can and should be a platform that supports the city’s strategic goals for equity, inclusion, affordability, sustainability, safety, and shared prosperity.

“PrideKC” promotes safety, diversity, inclusion in public transit

At the very core of BikeWalkKC’s mission is the idea that everyone deserves to move through their community in safety and comfort, whatever their mode of transportation. We recognize that some populations, including LGBTQIA+ people, are especially vulnerable to factors that negatively affect that freedom of mobility, such as harassment and homelessness. We published a […]

The ABCs of a DOT for KC

One of the mobility-related issues that has come up in the debates for the June 18th KCMO Mayoral and City Council election is the idea of a city-level Department of Transportation, or DOT. It’s an idea that we have been researching and studying for some time now. This is why we believe a KC DOT could be an effective strategy for improving mobility across the city and addressing the many challenges of a fractured transportation structure spread across multiple silos in City Hall. It could be especially effective in addressing long standing community frustration with the pace of improvements for people who walk, bike, and use transit.

City tweaks Armour Boulevard Complete Streets project as data shows improvements in safety and usage

As we approach the one year anniversary of Kansas City’s first protected bike lanes on Armour Boulevard in KCMO, data from Public Works and the KCPD shows that traffic crashes are down, bike traffic is up, and car traffic is calmer. City Hall is also making some tweaks to the design in response to concerns about visibility at intersections for motorists. This data and the City’s willingness to make iterative improvements will help ensure lessons learned on Armour are used in the new bike plan and future bike lane projects.

PRESS RELEASE: Cyclist critically injured in KCMO

A bicyclist is in critical condition after being struck on Monday evening. The crash occurred around 5:30 pm at the intersection of 31st and Roanoke. As the cyclist moved through the intersection, they were struck by the driver of a car traveling west on 31st Street. The impact ejected the rider onto the hood and […]

First phase of Jackson County Rock Island Trail opens to the public

Last Saturday leaders from Jackson County and several area cities celebrated a ribbon cutting for the first phase of the much-anticipated Rock Island Trail, the first re-use of an old rail corridor that will eventually become a multi-modal bike/ped/transit corridor linking Kansas City and its southeast suburbs and on to the Katy Trail State Park. […]

Myths about the cost of the KCMO Bike Plan

As many have seen in the media recently, the new KCMO Bike Master Plan has been delayed at City Council because it has become a political fight pitting biking against housing. This is a false choice based on a great deal of misinformation about the supposed $400 million that could be better spent on something […]