Independence teacher delivers bicycle joy

BikeWalkKC is not currently able to accept bike donations due to the Regional Stay at Home order, but we love this teacher’s initiative to bring joy to the families she serves. As part of our series on #SpacesforPeopleKC, we encourage you to share your own ideas for creating a culture of active living in your […]

Active Transportation in the new KCMO city budget

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 […]

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

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 […]

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 […]