BikeWalkKC supports KCMO Tenants Bill of Rights

Housing is not truly affordable if residents must drive everywhere to access jobs, education, and services. Many households in Kansas City spend as much or more on transportation than on housing. Like housing, disparities in access to transportation disproportionately burden historically disinvested communities of color, low wealth, and the disabled. We support the Tenants Bill […]

Whatever the Weather Gear Drive with Hope Faith

Cold weather has arrived, and freezing temperatures can impact our biking and walking habits in different ways. But for many in the Kansas City region, walking, rolling, or biking isn’t a seasonal activity– it’s just how they get around. BikeWalkKC is partnering with Hope Faith Homeless Assistance Campus and several of our Business Members to […]

PRESS RELEASE: Young cyclist struck in Shawnee

A young cyclist was struck by a car in Shawnee on the morning of Friday, November 1. The crash happened at the intersection of West 58th Street and Clearcreek Parkway. Police say that the child was near the crosswalk leading to Clear Creek Elementary School when they were hit by the driver. The child was […]

PRESS RELEASE: Pedestrian struck in Independence

A pedestrian was struck by a driver in Independence on the evening of Thursday, October 31. The crash happened shortly after 7 pm near the intersection of 23rd Street and Harris. Authorities were still investigating what caused the crash, but they did note that the victim was conscious and talking to emergency crews when they […]

BikeWalkKC is helping Eastern Jackson County develop Complete Streets

In working to improve the built environment for those who walk and bike, BikeWalkKC advocates for policies that support broader, multimodal infrastructure improvements in communities across the Kansas City metro. One of the main policy levers we support on this front relates to Complete Streets. As the National Complete Streets Coalition (NCSC) explains, “Complete Streets […]

Tall or small, bike education for all!

We teach a lot of kids how to ride bikes, and that look of pure elation when they finally, finally wobble off on their own power is golden. But the kiddos don’t corner the market on bike-related thrills. We also introduce lots of adults to the joys of active transportation, and whether they are totally […]

Complete Streets remain on Armour Road in North Kansas City

Last night, the North Kansas City City Council held a special public meeting to discuss the recent “complete street” improvements to Armour Road, to decide then and there whether to rip out the changes less than a month after they were completed. The meeting, and its outcome, came down to numbers: Grassroots organizers in support […]

Why do we care about Armour Road in North Kansas City?

As the region’s only metro-wide pedestrian/bicycle advocacy organization, BikeWalkKC works in city halls across the five-county region to speak up for improvements to the built environment for all who live, work, and visit our cities. North Kansas City is one such city that we believe has been a leader in planning and implementing projects that […]