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 […]

Policy Brief #3: Where Economic Development and Transportation Intersect

We’re doing a series of policy briefs to highlight the overlap between multimodal transportation and other important issues in the metro. You can check out the other installments here. The COVID-19 pandemic has exacted a devastating toll on nearly every segment of our local, state, and federal economies. How we move in this moment and […]

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 […]

World Day of Remembrance Spotlight: Setting the record straight

Special Guest – Nora Anzawi 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. My name is Nora Anzawi and I live in the 4th Council District. I […]

Advocacy Alert: Speak up for Complete Streets in Wyandotte County

Together with our partners in the Healthy Communities Wyandotte Policy Committee, BikeWalkKC is advocating for the adoption of a Complete Streets ordinance as a means of improving the built environment and health outcomes in Wyandotte County. In the age of COVID-19, such legislation has taken on increased significance as a means of supporting frontline workers […]