Observations from the Meyer Boulevard Walk Audit

In the fall of 2023, BikeWalkKC worked with residents and organizations along Meyer Boulevard to identify challenges with the built environment and recommend changes. The resulting report is already beginning to spur safety improvements. It has long been known that Meyer Boulevard is a dangerous corridor. Anecdotes from people who live and work along the […]

April 23: Inclusive Transportation with Veronica O. Davis

Inclusive Transportation with Veronica O. Davis

Inclusive Transportation: A Manifesto for Repairing Divided Communities BikeWalkKC in conversation with author Veronica O. Davis on April 23, 2024 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: On April 23, BikeWalkKC will host an in-person conversation with Veronica O. Davis, author of Inclusive Transportation: A Manifesto for Repairing Divided Communities (publication date: July 2023). Davis is a transportation expert […]

Another Round of Safe Streets and Roads for All funding in the KC metro!

Metro communities receive $1.8 million to improve the safety of people walking, biking, and using public transit. Kansas Leawood: $452,000 Mission: $160,000 Overland Park: $500,000 Paola: $120,000 Prairie Village: $80,000 Spring Hill: $200,000 Missouri Belton: $200,000 Grandview: $240,000 North Kansas City: $240,000 In addition to these local grants, the Mid-America Regional Council received $400,000 for […]

Tonight: open house for a new levee trail study in North KC

North Kansas City is studying options for a trail along the north Missouri Riverfront, connecting the Heart of America and Chouteau Bridges. Tonight is your chance to learn more, share your ideas, and show your support for a new trail in Northtown! Monday, November 6th 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm North Kansas City YMCA 1999 Iron Street, […]

5 Safe Routes to School Success Stories

Go back to school with BikeWalkKC! We have highlighted a few of our favorite #SafeRoutesToSchool Success Stories: all true, all inspirational, and all absolutely doable. If these parents, school staff, and city leaders can work together to make change, you can too. Roesland Elementary The Roesland Elementary School PTA and the City of Roeland Park, […]

Truman Road compromise moves forward

The Transportation, Infrastructure, and Operations (TIO) committee met yesterday (March 1) to discuss the Truman Road protected bike lanes and a proposed compromise. They unanimously approved a compromise that will remove the bike lane on the north side of Truman Road and will convert the south side bike lane into a two-way cycle track. The […]

Woodland student celebrating Bike to School Day in May 2022

Riding, walking, and arithmetic: Olathe school prepares for 400 new neighbors by getting back to the basics

Woodland Elementary in Olathe, KS faces a challenge: After school traffic jams are a headache, and they are about to get much worse. Their enrollment is projected to nearly double in the coming years with the construction of over 400 single family homes in their attendance boundary.   The new homes are physically close to Woodland […]

Woodland Elementary School Mobility Analysis

Woodland Elementary School Mobility Analysis What: Safe Routes to School arrival/dismissal planning When: 2022 Team: BikeWalkKC Client: Olathe Public Schools Funding: Olathe Public Schools  BikeWalkKC’s mobility analysis for Woodland Elementary incorporated data gathering and synthesis of all of the factors that impact a student’s ability to safely and comfortably walk or bike to school. This […]