It’s easy to get discouraged when delays, roadblocks, budget cuts, global pandemics, and other surprises frustrate the best laid plans to improve walking and biking infrastructure. As the year draws to a close, BikeWalkKC wants to celebrate some of the bike projects that persevered in 2020 to support safe and active streets for all users. […]
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 […]
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 […]
A safe and easy way to exit the cycletrack while it’s still under construction.
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 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 […]
Thursday in KCMO was a prime example of the power of teamwork. The City Council passed two resolutions supporting places for people: Vision Zero and an update to the City’s Climate Protection Plan. These victories were the result of community outreach and organizations standing together in solidarity for interdependent causes. The Vision Zero resolution, which […]
Walking and biking are still safe ways to get some fresh air, move around the city, get some exercise, and protect your mental health during this difficult period. These frequently-asked questions will be updated as official guidance changes.
Last week City Hall released a proposed budget that includes some promising progress on walking and biking. In addition to the annual budget for the fiscal year starting May 1st, there is a five year capital improvement plan (CIP) that schedules infrastructure projects into the future. Check out some highlights below, and then please help […]
On Monday two children were struck by drivers in the Kansas City region, starkly highlighting the need for more comprehensive policies that improve the built environment and protect our region’s most vulnerable road users. There are several upcoming opportunities for YOU to get involved and speak up for better biking and walking; read on to […]