*UPDATED* PRESS RELEASE: Ashlie Burkhart injured in KCMO crash

Ashlie Burkhart was the victim of a crash when she was struck by a driver on Monday, December 23. The crash happened around 3:30 pm near the intersection of Admiral Boulevard and Virginia Avenue. Police have not released many details about the crash, but footage from Hope Faith Homeless Assistance Campus cameras shows the victim […]

Climate Action Playbook rolls out with elements from BikeWalkKC

BikeWalkKC has sought to raise awareness around the shortcomings and opportunities the KC metro faces with regards to climate change. In addition to the release of our second policy brief on the intersection of the environment and transportation, we also participated in the climate strike organized by Sunrise Movement KC. We took both steps in […]

UPDATE: Pedestrian killed in KCMO

A pedestrian has died as a result of injuries sustained in a crash on the afternoon of Thursday, December 5. The crash happened at the intersection of Linwood Boulevard and Poplar Avenue around 3:40 pm. The victim, identified as 63-year-old Carrie M. Davis, was crossing the street when she was struck by a driver heading […]

PRESS RELEASE: Pedestrian critically injured in Overland Park

A pedestrian was critically injured in a crash in Overland Park on the morning of Thursday, December 5. The crash occurred around 5:30 am at the intersection of West 123rd Street and Blue Valley Parkway. The victim was crossing 123rd Street when they were struck by the driver who was heading north on Blue Valley […]

PRESS RELEASE: Man killed in hit-and-run in KCMO

A man was killed in a hit-and-run crash on the evening of Friday, November 29. The crash occurred around 7:45 pm near the intersection of Independence and Cypress avenues. Authorities, responding to a request for help from a bystander, found the victim on the street. The driver fled the scene before they arrived. The victim […]

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 […]

Policy Brief #1: Where Housing and Transportation Intersect

We will be releasing a series of policy briefs that highlight the overlap between multimodal transportation and other important issues for the metro. This is the first installment of that series. Housing is not truly affordable if residents must drive everywhere to access jobs, education, and other services. Many households in Kansas City spend as […]

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 […]