By Amelia Kovac In bicycling, each push of the pedal takes you in the right direction of improving your life. The number of benefits with bicycling is tremendous, improving a vast amount of areas from mental and physical benefits to environmental, social and financial benefits. My name is Amelia Kovac and I am the Physical […]
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Bike/Ped stats in the KCMO Citizens Satisfaction Survey
Every year the City of KCMO surveys residents about their satisfaction with city services and infrastructure. Here are some highlights from the most recent survey. Residents were least satisfied with the overall maintenance of streets, sidewalks and infrastructure (16%). Maintenance of streets, sidewalks and infrastructure identified as one of the top three most important issues […]
2022 BikeWalkKC Policy Platform: The Third Quarter Update
We’re three quarters of the way through 2022! The policy team has been working to make progress on the priorities identified in our policy platform in KCMO and across the metro. Here’s our third update on where things stand: KCMO Improving Walkability – Over the last couple of months, BikeWalkKC has been meeting with community […]
Académie Lafayette’s bike-to-school revolution
Back in 2017, Irene Dye started riding to school at Académie Lafayette’s Cherry campus at Armour and Cherry in Kansas City, Missouri. Neither Armour nor Gillham had any sort of bike lane yet, so she and her family rode neighborhood streets and sidewalks, and she locked her bike to a railing in the staff parking […]
Riding, walking, and arithmetic: Olathe school prepares for 400 new neighbors by getting back to the basics
Woodland Elementary in Olathe, KS faces a challenge: After school traffic jams are a headache, and they are about to get much worse. Their enrollment is projected to nearly double in the coming years with the construction of over 400 single family homes in their attendance boundary. The new homes are physically close to Woodland […]
2022 BikeWalkKC Policy Platform: The Second Quarter Update
We’re officially halfway through 2022, a full six months since we shared our policy platform to outline the goals BikeWalkKC set to advocate for better walking, rolling, biking, and transit in KCMO and beyond. It’s time for another update on where we are with what we set out to achieve. Below is an update on […]
A Coalition for a Crosswalk in Leawood
In October 2021, a driver struck Leah Maugans’ son while he was crossing the street near Lee Boulevard and 93rd street. Thankfully, her son survived. In the aftermath of the crash, Leah began pushing for the City of Leawood to install a crosswalk to keep other residents safe. She reached out to BikeWalkKC for help, […]
Feds fund transit, sidewalks, and trails across the Kansas City region
More than $50 million in RAISE grants awarded to KC area projects that will improve safety and connectivity for people walking, biking, and using transit.
Support the KCMO Vision Zero Action Plan!
Tell the City Council to take this critical step to protect vulnerable road users! The Vision Zero Action Plan will guide the city’s efforts towards eliminating traffic fatalities and serious injuries by 2030, and we need your help to ensure the City Council approves the plan. Click here to support the Vision Zero Action Plan! […]
It’s PIAC Application Season, KCMO!
Get funding for improvements in your neighborhood though PIAC. Deadline is August 31. The Public Improvement Advisory Committee (PIAC) receives applications for all manner of capital improvement projects each year. This is a key opportunity to ask for improvements to the built environment in your neighborhood, and can include projects that help with sidewalk and […]