PRESS RELEASE: Pedestrian killed in Overland Park crash

A pedestrian was killed in a crash on the evening of Wednesday, January 1. The crash occurred on the 11200 block of Nieman Road in Overland Park around 7:30 pm. Details are limited, but it appears that the victim was struck by two different drivers. The victim was identified as 45-year-old Agri M. Aytar of […]

PRESS RELEASE: Pedestrian critically injured in Shawnee

A man was critically injured in a crash in Shawnee on the evening of Friday, November 22. The crash occurred at the intersection of Shawnee Mission Parkway and Flint Street around 6:30 pm. Authorities say the pedestrian was attempting to cross the street when they were struck by a driver heading west. The victim, described […]

PRESS RELEASE: Young cyclist struck in Shawnee

A young cyclist was struck by a car in Shawnee on the morning of Friday, November 1. The crash happened at the intersection of West 58th Street and Clearcreek Parkway. Police say that the child was near the crosswalk leading to Clear Creek Elementary School when they were hit by the driver. The child was […]

Merriam commits to walkability, connected neighborhoods

A city incorporated in the auto-centric 1950s is committing itself to walkable neighborhoods. Mid-century politicians and urban planners designed Merriam, Kansas like many other suburban cities of that time– single family homes centered in large lawns on roomy streets, many without sidewalks. At the time, popular opinion held that especially in a city anchored by […]

Summer School: bike education for adults, families

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: […]