Press Release: Deadly Weekend for Pedestrians early in 2018

This past weekend was marked by four crashes involving pedestrians. Three of the victims have died as a result of their injuries. The fourth remains hospitalized. On Friday, January 26, 25-year-old Jyra Hill was struck in the crosswalk of 71 Highway and Gregory before being dragged almost 30 yards. The driver of the vehicle, which […]

BikeWalkKC Supports Streetcar Planning Ordinance

BikeWalkKC has submitted a letter of support for Ordinance No. 171032, which allows for further planning of proposed streetcar expansions. We believe that it is in the best interest of the city to continue to create a system that embraces all modes of transportation. You can read the letter below: January 10, 2018 Councilman Jermaine […]

BikeWalkKC opposes privatizing Westport streets and sidewalks

This week City Hall is again considering a proposal from Westport bar owners to privatize streets and sidewalks in the neighborhood. BikeWalkKC is opposing this plan because it is contrary to our mission of redefining our streets as places for people to build a culture of active living. It undermines many city plans to make […]

Speak up for biking and walking in the KCMO city budget

Over the past year City Hall has talked a lot about prioritizing walking and biking, and the proof will be in the 2018 city budget. Will they follow through with real investments in sidewalks, trails, and bike lanes? As the city updates its five year business plan, now is the time for residents to start speaking […]

Roeland Park Walks, Bikes, and Plans for the Future

Bicycling and walking education has taken a giant step forward in Roeland Park, Kansas starting with some of the littlest of feet. On October 5th, Roesland Elementary had close to 350 participants in the International Walk to School Day event, where students, parents, PTA members, city officials and residents met at the Roeland Park City […]

Midland Trail Elementary’s Walking School Bus; New Sidewalks

Midland Trail Elementary School in the Turner School District kicked off their first, formal Walking School Bus program on September 30th with overwhelming success! On a beautiful fall morning, 55 students, several teachers and a handful of parents joined together to walk to school. The Walking School Bus kick-off also celebrated the installation of brand […]

Record Numbers Participate in International Walk to School Day on Oct. 5

Thousands of students, parents, families, and educators across the Kansas City region walked to school on Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016, as part of International Walk to School Day organized by BikeWalkKC, MARC, and KCHealthyKids. A record 91 schools in the Greater Kansas City and Lawrence areas participated this year, up from 66 schools in 2015 (a 38% increase). […]