Neighborhood art creates places for people

It started with rainbows in the windows. In mid-March, social media and news outlets reported children around the world are making rainbows to hang in their street-facing windows to spread a little joy and color to their neighbors during the Coronavirus crisis. Then people started propping teddy bears in windows to entertain kids out on […]

PRESS RELEASE: Two pedestrians struck in KCMO

Two pedestrians were struck in a crash that occurred on the afternoon of Wednesday, April 15. The crash occurred near 98th Street and Wornall Road around 4:20 p.m. According to police, a man and a woman were attempting to cross the street when they were struck by the driver. The driver stopped, provided a statement, […]

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 […]