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 […]

Move Your Way: Wyandotte County adapts to pandemic protocols

The first of October marked the end of the Move Your Way: Wyandotte County campaign, a program of the US Department of Health and Human Services facilitated by BikeWalkKC, WYCO Health Department, and the Department of Population Health at KU Medical Center. The program, which began in December 2019, took a swift turn as the […]

Westwood adopts Complete Streets Policy

A road diet on 47th street includes bike lanes, crosswalks, and a center left turn lane. These features make the street safer for all road users by slowing car traffic and making connections to popular destinations like Lulu’s. The City of Westwood, Kansas, is the latest Kansas City metro municipality to adopt a Complete Streets […]

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, […]

World Day of Remembrance Spotlight: Don’t Forget Ezrayel

Special Guests – Charlene Hill and Gloria Bunch 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. The account below is based off of interviews with Charlene and Gloria. This blog does contain some graphic […]

What’s the latest with Vision Zero?

With the Pathways to Vision Zero Summit coming up later this month, we wanted to take stock of where things stand with the Vision Zero efforts in Kansas City. What is Vision Zero? Vision Zero is a strategy to eliminate all traffic fatalities and severe injuries, while increasing safe, healthy, equitable mobility for all, according […]