Decriminalization and Data in KCMO

Advocates, journalists, activists, and researchers across the country report that arbitrary laws governing how people who walk and bike create the potential for over-policing of pedestrians and bicyclists, especially People of Color. (Find links to stories from other cities in our previous blog post) BikeWalkKC continues to advocate for the decriminalization of walking and biking […]

Press Release: The first ever Kansas City Physical Activity Plan released

The Kansas City Physical Activity Plan Work Group Weighing In Children’s Mercy Center for Children’s Healthy Lifestyles Contact: Robin Shook, PhD Chair, The Kansas City Physical Activity Plan Work Group Assistant Professor Department of Pediatrics Children’s Mercy Center for Children’s Healthy Lifestyles rpshook@cmh.edu  214-448-83366 kcphysicalactivityplan.org The Kansas City Physical Activity Plan Work Group has released […]

BikeWalkKC gives thanks

This year has been full of triumphs, blessings, achievements, courage, and hard work. We’re grateful for our members and funders who saw a need and rose to meet it and for the “bike boom” that brought fresh legs into this race for places for people. We worked with partners to support the Tenant’s Bill of […]

KCK adopts Complete Streets Ordinance

Last Thursday, the Unified Government of Kansas City, Kansas and Wyandotte County took an important step towards building safer streets for everyone in their community. Following a presentation by the UG Planning Department, the Board of Commissioners voted unanimously to adopt a Complete Streets ordinance! You can check out a copy of the adopted language […]

BikeWalkKC members make change in their neighborhoods

At our recent Annual Member Meeting, we talked about how BikeWalkKC is partnering with organizations and municipalities across state lines to redefine our streets as places for people. You can catch up on our reports from the Education, Bike Share, Community Planning, and Advocacy departments on our YouTube channel. And we recommend you do, because […]

World Day of Remembrance Spotlight: Listen to Carter

Special Guest – Sarah Wright As part of our efforts to recognize World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims, we are sharing stories from the families of victims and survivors of traffic violence. This blog does contain some graphic descriptions and an image some readers may find unsettling. Just a month before the crash, […]