BikeWalkKC supports Local Control of KCPD

Local control of the Kansas City, MO Police Department (KCPD) is again in the news as leaders discuss ways to reduce our city’s tragically high homicide rate. The number of people killed by cars is comparable to those killed by guns, and local control of KCPD could help reduce the lesser known but equally deadly […]

PRESS RELEASE: Two pedestrians seriously injured in hit-and-run

A man and a woman were victims of a hit-and-run in KCMO on the evening of Sunday, November 10. The crash happened near the intersection of 17th and Kensington around 6 pm. According to police, the 29-year-old man and 41-year-old woman were just west of the intersection when they were struck by a driver heading […]

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 […]

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 […]

PRESS RELEASE: Four pedestrians injured in Overland Park crash

A woman and three children were injured in a crash in Overland Park on the morning of Thursday, October 24. The crash happened around 7:30 am near the intersection of West 87th and Grant streets. The woman and children were walking to Pawnee Elementary School when the driver of one vehicle ran a red light […]

Complete Streets remain on Armour Road in North Kansas City

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 […]

Why do we care about Armour Road in North Kansas City?

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 […]

PRESS RELEASE: Pedestrian seriously injured in hit-and-run on 71 Highway

A pedestrian sustained serious injuries after being hit by a driver on the evening of Wednesday, October 9. The crash occurred just after 9 p.m. at the intersection of 71 Highway and Gregory Boulevard. According to authorities, the pedestrian had the green light and was halfway through the wide intersection on the northbound lanes when […]

UPDATE: Young cyclist struck in Fairway, has long road to recovery

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 […]