A Model Policy for Complete Streets

As part of our efforts at the state level to support active transportation, BikeWalkKC works with the group Missourians for Responsible Transportation (MRT). MRT works to “develop strong communities by aligning local and regional advocacy efforts for streets, roads, and trails that work for all Missourians” and we do that in collaboration with partners from […]

PRESS RELEASE: Pedestrian seriously injured in KCMO crash

A pedestrian was seriously injured in a crash that occurred on the afternoon of Saturday, March 7. The crash occurred near the intersection of Forest Avenue and Emanuel Cleaver II Boulevard around 3:50 p.m. A pedestrian was attempting to cross the street when they were struck by a driver heading west. No word was available […]

Home Street Home: Changing how we think and talk about our streets

By Thomas Morefield, Director of Community Planning Education is an important part of BikeWalkKC’s work and that includes education about designing and building streets as places for people. When I lead training workshops, I like to begin with a simple exercise.  I ask people to think about their favorite street and why that street is […]

Share your input for the 2020 Wyandotte County Budget

It’s budget season in Wyandotte County! BikeWalkKC has worked hard to improve the built environment for cyclists and pedestrians in KCK over the past year through our education efforts with Safe Routes to School and through our advocacy efforts with Healthy Communities Wyandotte. Something that is crucial to supporting those efforts is the annual budget. […]

Active Transportation in the new KCMO city budget

Last week City Hall released a proposed budget that includes some promising progress on walking and biking. In addition to the annual budget for the fiscal year starting May 1st, there is a five year capital improvement plan (CIP) that schedules infrastructure projects into the future.  Check out some highlights below, and then please help […]

Move Your Way in Wyandotte County

  Life comes at us from all directions, and sometimes it’s difficult to prioritize our health when work and school demand so much of our time. We know physical activity is important, but that doesn’t mean it’s easy to squeeze a family trip to the gym into an already packed schedule. Community support for active […]

PRESS RELEASE: Pedestrian critically injured in KCK hit-and-run

A pedestrian was critically injured in a hit-and-run crash in the morning hours of Friday, January 17. The crash happened around 9:30 am in the 100 block of North 10th Street. According to police, the driver was heading south when they struck a pedestrian. The driver fled the scene before authorities arrived. The unidentified victim […]

Update – Vision Zero Resolution Heard at KCMO City Hall

Thank you to everyone who came to City Hall yesterday morning to speak up for safer streets and support the Vision Zero resolution at its first City Council hearing. The City Council heard from the loved ones of those lost to unsafe streets, survivors of traffic violence, environmental advocates, as well as BikeWalkKC on the […]

Speak up for safer streets in KCMO, KCK, and Gladstone

On Monday two children were struck by drivers in the Kansas City region, starkly highlighting the need for more comprehensive policies that improve the built environment and protect our region’s most vulnerable road users. There are several upcoming opportunities for YOU to get involved and speak up for better biking and walking; read on to […]