ADVOCACY ALERT: Comment on the Missouri State Freight and Rail Plan

Deadline of Friday, June 4 to help ensure Missouri’s improvements to its rail system also supports walking and biking! MODOT is updating the state’s freight and rail plan. One of the central focuses of the plan is to identify “strategies for the transportation network to operate harmoniously across all modes.” The schedule for the plan […]

Street Improvements coming to Avenida Cesar E Chavez

As part of the city’s ongoing efforts to implement the Complete Streets ordinance and the Vision Zero policy, the KCMO Public Works Department is embarking on an effort to make Avenida Cesar E Chavez better for people who walk, roll, and bike. The proposed project would bring key multimodal improvements to the street between Summit […]

KCMO takes important step towards decriminalizing walking and biking

The City Council voted unanimously on May 6, 2021 to repeal statutes related to dirty wheels, bike inspections, and jaywalking. Since the summer of 2020, BikeWalkKC has advocated for the decriminalization of walking and biking. In a letter to Mayor Quinton Lucas, we identified three portions of the municipal code which effectively criminalized the activities […]

Press Release: National Discussion to Highlight Trend Toward Decriminalization of Jaywalking

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 28, 2021 CONTACTS: Angie Schmitt: 614-499-3239 angie@3mphplanning.com Caro Jauregui 562-320-2139  Caro@calwalks.org National Discussion to Highlight Trend Toward Decriminalization of Jaywalking More and more cities and states are rethinking rules that criminalize walking. From Virginia to California to Kansas City, decriminalizing jaywalking is no longer a radical idea but an increasingly viable […]

New Platte County trail connections link Parkville and Riverside

Last week, Platte County and the Cities of Riverside and Parkville celebrated a new connector along the Missouri River levee that allows people to walk or bike “from Costco to English Landing Park,” as one trail user described it.  The gap between the Riverside and Parkville sections of the Missouri Riverfront Trail was only 700 […]

Complete Streets in Rural Missouri

Since the summer of 2019, BikeWalkKC has been working with our partners at Missourians for Responsible Transportation (MRT) to provide technical assistance to a number of rural communities working to improve elements of active transportation on their streets and trail systems. A key focus of that assistance has been with policy. At the request of […]

Working to Decriminalize Walking and Biking in KCMO

In the wake of the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and others at the hands of police, the protests that followed have forced a reckoning on the issue of overpolicing in Black communities. Ahmaud Arbery’s death in particular reinforced the truth that in public spaces, Black people often face greater risks than their white […]

PRESS RELEASE: Pedestrian struck by two drivers in KCMO

A pedestrian was critically injured after being struck by two separate drivers in KCMO on Thursday, April 30. The crash occurred some time before 10 p.m. The pedestrian was initially struck by the first driver, who was heading westbound on Independence Avenue. The driver then pulled into a nearby lot, exited the vehicle to look […]