PRESS RELEASE: Pedestrian struck in Independence

A pedestrian was struck by a driver in Independence on the evening of Thursday, October 31. The crash happened shortly after 7 pm near the intersection of 23rd Street and Harris. Authorities were still investigating what caused the crash, but they did note that the victim was conscious and talking to emergency crews when they […]

BikeWalkKC is helping Eastern Jackson County develop Complete Streets

In working to improve the built environment for those who walk and bike, BikeWalkKC advocates for policies that support broader, multimodal infrastructure improvements in communities across the Kansas City metro. One of the main policy levers we support on this front relates to Complete Streets. As the National Complete Streets Coalition (NCSC) explains, “Complete Streets […]

Active living in the Walking President’s hometown

Harry S. Truman loved to walk. He walked for health, he walked to deposit his Presidential paycheck, and after he returned home from DC, he walked around downtown Independence. Fifty years later, the Independence School District and the City of Independence are honoring their most famous resident by promoting active living and safe streets. After […]

An update on the KCMO bike plan

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 […]

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. […]

BikeWalkKC staff gives thanks

We have had such an excellent year at BikeWalkKC, and are hearts are full of gratitude. A few of our staff members shared their thoughts about what they’re thankful for both in and out of the office:   Karen Campbell – I’m thankful to be surrounded by people (and one elderly dog) who inspire me, […]

PRESS RELEASE: Pedestrian killed in Independence

The driver of an SUV went over a median and killed a pedestrian in Independence yesterday afternoon. The crash happened near the intersection of 23rd Street and Harvard Avenue. Around 1:30 p.m., the pedestrian was crossing 23rd Street when the driver of the vehicle, a 2012 Chevy Suburban, went over the center median and struck […]

Missouri Senate Approves Tax Reform Bill and Fuel Tax Increase

Suddenly, and with virtually no debate, the Missouri Senate passed SB 617 last Wednesday, a sweeping tax reform bill which includes a provision that will raise the state’s fuel tax gradually from 17 cents per gallon to 23 cents over the course of three years. SB 617 would increase the state’s excise tax on fuel […]

Support local bike/ped projects seeking federal funding

Several local projects are currently seeking federal funds for things like bike lanes, trails, bike share, Safe Routes to School, Complete Streets, and more. These federal funding applications are now open for public comment. All projects selected for funding would be scheduled for 2021-22. Your input on these applications an important part of the selection […]