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 […]

KC’s regional Physical Activity Plan is in motion

  By Laura Steele, Director of Education Programs laura.steele@bikewalkkc.org BikeWalkKC’s education team is one of several organizations involved in developing a Kansas City regional physical activity plan (KCPA). We were first invited to participate by colleagues from the Center for Children’s Healthy Lifestyles and Nutrition (CCHLN) in 2019, and work continues as we collaborate with […]

At last, the Tour de Bier has come along!

Tour de Bier rolls on from August 15-September 15 The Tour de Bier is BikeWalkKC’s premier fundraiser, and has been since that first matching grant 9 years ago. Riders support our programs with their ticket purchases and the friends we’ve made have become committed volunteers, sponsors, members, and even employees. While this year has been […]

PRESS RELEASE: Pedestrian dies after being struck on the Plaza

A pedestrian was struck and killed in a crash on Friday, June 19. The crash occurred near 47th and Broadway at 5:45 pm. According to police, the pedestrian was attempting to cross the street at the mid-block section of 47th Street when they were struck by a driver heading west. The driver stopped at the […]