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 […]
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 […]
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.
The key to advocacy of any sort is building community. Neighbors working together to create change is the fuel every movement needs to succeed, and a small group of dedicated North Kansas City residents is proving their worth in the City’s ongoing Complete Streets project. They call themselves “Complete Streets for NKC,” and they are […]
Last night, the North Kansas City City Council held a special public meeting to discuss the recent “complete street” improvements to Armour Road, to decide then and there whether to rip out the changes less than a month after they were completed. The meeting, and its outcome, came down to numbers: Grassroots organizers in support […]
As the region’s only metro-wide pedestrian/bicycle advocacy organization, BikeWalkKC works in city halls across the five-county region to speak up for improvements to the built environment for all who live, work, and visit our cities. North Kansas City is one such city that we believe has been a leader in planning and implementing projects that […]
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 […]
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.