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 […]

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 […]

Girl Scouts Troop 2074 advocates for safer streets

In recognition of the upcoming World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims, we are proud to support the members of Girl Scouts Troop 2074, who are working to make streets safer for everyone who uses them. The young advocates will share what they learned with their families and friends, creating a culture of active […]

Help KCMO Pick a new City Manager

Take this survey to help prioritize infrastructure and ask questions about walking, biking, and transit for the City Manager Finalists! KCMO is choosing a new, permanent city manager and there are some good opportunities to weigh in very soon. The finalists and their current affiliations are: Milton Dohoney Jr. – Assistant City Manager; Phoenix, AZ […]

Bikes as Freedom: Hope Faith study

New research explores the impact of Earn-a-Bike on health, happiness, and employment for those experiencing homelessness BikeWalkKC is proud to partner with Hope Faith, a homeless assistance campus located in downtown KCMO. Hope Faith provides urgent essentials like shelter, food, and health assistance, and also offers an array of services to help their clients move […]

A new Master Plan to guide KCMO’s future

A city’s safety and comfort for people who walk and bike is largely determined by the design of its neighborhoods and built environment. Next week there is a great opportunity for individuals and community advocates to speak up and start influencing a new master plan that will shape how our city will develop and grow […]