Matt and his niece are preparing to cross the street at a striped crosswalk with temporary yellow and white curb extensions. Text reads, "What is a walkable neighborhood?"

Is your neighborhood walkable? How to conduct a “walk audit”

How do you move through your neighborhood? Do you feel comfortable walking or rolling, or is driving the only safe mode? A walkable community connects neighbors and builds strong and resilient relationships, improves public health, and builds wealth for people who live there. Good sidewalks and safe intersections provide access to services and jobs and […]

Home Street Home: Changing how we think and talk about our streets

By Thomas Morefield, Director of Community Planning Education is an important part of BikeWalkKC’s work and that includes education about designing and building streets as places for people. When I lead training workshops, I like to begin with a simple exercise.  I ask people to think about their favorite street and why that street is […]

Share your input for the 2020 Wyandotte County Budget

It’s budget season in Wyandotte County! BikeWalkKC has worked hard to improve the built environment for cyclists and pedestrians in KCK over the past year through our education efforts with Safe Routes to School and through our advocacy efforts with Healthy Communities Wyandotte. Something that is crucial to supporting those efforts is the annual budget. […]

Active Transportation in the new KCMO city budget

Last week City Hall released a proposed budget that includes some promising progress on walking and biking. In addition to the annual budget for the fiscal year starting May 1st, there is a five year capital improvement plan (CIP) that schedules infrastructure projects into the future.  Check out some highlights below, and then please help […]

Speak up for safer streets in KCMO, KCK, and Gladstone

On Monday two children were struck by drivers in the Kansas City region, starkly highlighting the need for more comprehensive policies that improve the built environment and protect our region’s most vulnerable road users. There are several upcoming opportunities for YOU to get involved and speak up for better biking and walking; read on to […]

PRESS RELEASE: Pedestrian killed in Overland Park crash

A pedestrian was killed in a crash on the evening of Wednesday, January 1. The crash occurred on the 11200 block of Nieman Road in Overland Park around 7:30 pm. Details are limited, but it appears that the victim was struck by two different drivers. The victim was identified as 45-year-old Agri M. Aytar of […]