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 […]
Two young pedestrians were injured in crashes that occurred in different parts of the metro on the afternoon of Monday, January 13. One crash occurred in Kansas City, Kansas. A 13-year-old boy was attempting to cross the street in a crosswalk near South 55th Street and Osage Avenue when he was hit by a driver […]
City Councilmember’s comments are upsetting but don’t deter us from our agenda to advocate for safe streets in 2020. When our streets are safe for the most vulnerable, they are safe for everyone.
A pedestrian sustained serious injuries after being hit by a driver on the evening of Wednesday, October 9. The crash occurred just after 9 p.m. at the intersection of 71 Highway and Gregory Boulevard. According to authorities, the pedestrian had the green light and was halfway through the wide intersection on the northbound lanes when […]
Traffic deaths are as much of an epidemic as homicides. Ongoing media narratives about bikes versus cars ignore the real human cost of dangerous streets, which disproportionately impact communities of color and low wealth.
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 […]
Update December 2019 Things are still on hold at City Hall. BikeWalkKC has met with several the new City Councilmembers and leadership in the City Planning and Public Works Departments. We except city staff bring the bike plan back to the Council in the new year, and will keep you posted. What you can do […]
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.