Local and state government officials are proposing three options for replacing the Buck O’Neil Bridge over the Missouri River in Downtown, along with an option to not build at all. This bridge is part of a bigger vision called Beyond the Loop that studied the transformative impact on the Downtown Loop, River Market, and Columbus […]
Thanks to your support, BikeWalkKC and our community partners successfully advocated for a $150 million sidewalk program that voters overwhelmingly approved in 2017. City Hall is moving forward to implement the program, and there are several opportunities for you to learn more and get involved. Public Meetings Learn about the GO KC Sidewalk Program and […]
We are disappointed that the KC Star Editorial Board has chosen to mischaracterize safer streets in Kansas City as a false choice between improvements to the built environment (like bike paths) and other issues facing residents, while ignoring the long-standing disparities in safety and connectivity on the East Side. Residents there are not only more […]
It’s been a few months since we last updated you on the new Bicycle Master Plan for the City of KCMO. The plan had a hearing at City Council back in April, and then became a topic of debate in the June election for Mayor and City Council. The bike plan is currently on hold […]
During the month of August you have an opportunity to influence the next KCMO city budget, especially to speak up for investments in walking, biking, and transit. Attend an interactive session where you can share your ideas for the city’s budget and how it reflects the city’s goals for transportation, public health, equity, and more.
Leasing KC “gets it.” At their grand opening celebration for their Landmark Lofts building, they proudly showed off the bright yellow bike racks BikeWalkKC’s Bike Parking Team installed along their block. Inside, guests took tours of the dedicated bike room, also outfitted by the Bike Parking team. As realtors in the residential rental market, Leasing […]
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: […]
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.
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.
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.