KC’s regional Physical Activity Plan is in motion

  By Laura Steele, Director of Education Programs laura.steele@bikewalkkc.org BikeWalkKC’s education team is one of several organizations involved in developing a Kansas City regional physical activity plan (KCPA). We were first invited to participate by colleagues from the Center for Children’s Healthy Lifestyles and Nutrition (CCHLN) in 2019, and work continues as we collaborate with […]

Bikes as Freedom: Hope Faith study

New research explores the impact of Earn-a-Bike on health, happiness, and employment for those experiencing homelessness BikeWalkKC is proud to partner with Hope Faith, a homeless assistance campus located in downtown KCMO. Hope Faith provides urgent essentials like shelter, food, and health assistance, and also offers an array of services to help their clients move […]

PRESS RELEASE: Pedestrian dies after being struck on the Plaza

A pedestrian was struck and killed in a crash on Friday, June 19. The crash occurred near 47th and Broadway at 5:45 pm. According to police, the pedestrian was attempting to cross the street at the mid-block section of 47th Street when they were struck by a driver heading west. The driver stopped at the […]

Working to Decriminalize Walking and Biking in KCMO

In the wake of the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and others at the hands of police, the protests that followed have forced a reckoning on the issue of overpolicing in Black communities. Ahmaud Arbery’s death in particular reinforced the truth that in public spaces, Black people often face greater risks than their white […]

Mark Your Calendars: KCMO PIAC Hearings

It’s that time of year again: sun is shining, the smell of summer cookouts are in the air, and the PIAC meetings are right around the corner! The city’s Public Improvement Advisory Committee (PIAC) solicits resident input and makes recommendations regarding both the citywide and neighborhood portions of the capital budget. Many of the projects […]

PRESS RELEASE: Pedestrian struck and killed in KCMO hit-and-run

A young woman was struck and killed by a speeding driver in the early morning hours of Sunday, June 21. The crash happened shortly before 3 a.m. near the intersection of 43rd and Main streets. Witnesses say the victim was attempting to cross the street. Two drivers were racing southbound on Main when one of […]

Dismantling J.C. Nichols’ racist legacy

BikeWalkKC believes our streets should be places for people, but in Kansas City they have historically been inaccessible as a place for black and indigenous people of color to occupy without harm. Worse yet: these spaces have been used to memorialize individuals who played a major role in creating the racist elements that continue to […]