Pedestrian Fatalities on the Rise: What Do We Do?

The Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) recently released 2018 data on pedestrian traffic fatalities by state, and the numbers were sobering. Since reaching a low of 4,109 fatalities in 2009, the national total has climbed back up to 6,227. The report notes that 2018 is projected to see the highest number of pedestrian fatalities since […]

Partner Profile: Health Forward Foundation

One of the benefits of working with local foundations is the deeply connected relationship a nonprofit builds with the organization. Since our very early days, BikeWalkKC has been a recipient of support from the Health Forward Foundation (HFF, formerly the Healthcare Foundation of Greater Kansas City). The Health Forward Foundation advocates for healthy and equitable communities […]

How to get the most out of a public meeting

Do you ever wonder how you can affect change in your own neighborhood? Policy Coordinator Michael Kelley shares how you can join the conversation at public meetings and speak up for what matters to you. BikeWalkKC regularly works in both the advocacy and planning realms to foster policy and changes to the built environment that […]

Northeast traffic calming projects demonstrate impact

We are excited to share preliminary results from the two quick build projects we launched last fall in the Historic Northeast in partnership with Children’s Mercy Kansas City, the KCMO Public Works Department, and K&G Striping. As you might recall, BikeWalkKC was awarded a grant from the Aetna Foundation in late 2017 to conduct community […]

5 gifts you can give your neighborhood

Have you ever considered how to share the holiday spirit with your neighbors? Whether you squeeze it in to your holiday break, or start planning now for a project once the weather is a little less frightful, we have a few ideas from our DIY Complete Streets Guide for inexpensive neighborhood spruce-ups that are sure […]

MEDIA ALERT: Custom-Designed Installation Provides Bike Parking for Downtown Overland Park

Collaboration of the City of Overland Park, BikeWalkKC, the Downtown Overland Park Partnership, InterUrban ArtHouse, and the Johnson County Department of Health and Environment provides 36 racks across Downtown Overland Park   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 12, 2018 – Installation is underway for new custom bike racks in Downtown Overland Park. BikeWalkKC has been working […]

Donated bikes make all the difference for area families

One of the barriers families find difficult to overcome when they decide to travel by bike is simply owning a bike. Even used bicycles can be expensive! And once you get a bike, you have to maintain it– there are lots of moving parts that need to be kept clean and lubricated, and you can’t get […]

BikeWalkKC staff gives thanks

We have had such an excellent year at BikeWalkKC, and are hearts are full of gratitude. A few of our staff members shared their thoughts about what they’re thankful for both in and out of the office:   Karen Campbell – I’m thankful to be surrounded by people (and one elderly dog) who inspire me, […]