A young cyclist was struck by a driver in Fairway late in the afternoon on Tuesday, October 8. The crash happened near the intersection of Reinhardt and Howe drives shortly after 5 p.m. The child, whose name is Carter, was taken to Children’s Mercy Hospital. The crash has caused a severe traumatic brain injury, and […]
A person was struck by the driver of a car near Ruskin High School on the afternoon of Wednesday, October 2. Officers are still trying to piece together what happened at the scene of the crash. Initial reports indicated that multiple pedestrians had been hit by the driver intentionally, but that information has not been […]
October 2nd is International Walk to School Day, and the Frank Rushton Walking Wednesday kids will be walking just like they do every Wednesday. But teacher and Safe Routes to School champion Rachel Hohendorf encourages all schools to join the fun: “The International Walk to School Day is a great way for schools to reach […]
BikeWalkKC works day in and day out to fulfill our mission to redefine our streets as places for people to build a culture of active living. We do this because we understand the importance that our streets play as an integral part of our public space. What’s so important about our public space is the […]
Did you know that idling cars and buses affect air quality around schools? And kids play outside half as much as their parents did? And exercise improves mental focus? And more positive activity in a neighborhood (like kids walking) decreases the likelihood of negative activity (like vandalism)? Champions of active living from around the Kansas […]
Learn about Lenexa’s new Complete Streets plan for filling in sidewalk gaps, expanding the trail system, and adding on-street bike lanes.
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 […]
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.
When we talk about Safe Routes to School, we’re talking about more than just crossing guards and drop-off queues. Developing Safe Routes to School involves a number of actions, from tiny to complex, that create a ripple affect throughout an entire community. When kids can walk, bike, or roll to school, everyone in the […]
Our local governments work best when residents get involved. Whether you talk to your neighbors about sidewalk conditions, attend a public meeting about Complete Streets, or write your councilperson about drivers speeding by your kids’ school, you are an advocate for necessary change in your community. Your voice matters, and it is important that you […]