PRESS RELEASE: One day, two hit-and-runs in the Metro

There were two separate hit-and-run crashes in the metro on Sunday, August 11. The first crash occurred around 5:30 am in Independence. Officers were called to the intersection of North Kiger Road and U.S. 24 Hwy. When they arrived, they found 30-year-old Misty M. Collins dead at the scene. Police say the driver of a […]

Walking/Bussing/Scooting in an Intern’s Shoes

Kaylah Beatty is a sophomore at the Ewing Marion Kauffman school and a summer intern with our Education team. As part of her immersion in our active transportation advocacy and education, we took her on a Multimodal Transportation Tour of Downtown Kansas City. In her words: Before going on the Multimodal Transportation Tour, I never […]

Merriam commits to walkability, connected neighborhoods

A city incorporated in the auto-centric 1950s is committing itself to walkable neighborhoods. Mid-century politicians and urban planners designed Merriam, Kansas like many other suburban cities of that time– single family homes centered in large lawns on roomy streets, many without sidewalks. At the time, popular opinion held that especially in a city anchored by […]

PRESS RELEASE: Young pedestrian killed in KCMO

A 9-year-old boy was killed in a crash on the evening of Thursday, July 18. The crash occurred near the intersection of 23rd Street and Kensington Avenue. The victim fell into the street and was struck by the driver. Police arrived and declared the boy dead at the scene. “We want to extend our condolences […]

New Bike Projects and a Plan to Tie Them Together in North Kansas City

  Last week, North Kansas City began construction on the first phase of its Armour Road Complete Streets Plan. This first phase of work extends from Ozark to Fayette Streets and includes a road diet (reducing the number of travel lanes), decorative crosswalks, new bump outs and medians, and new protected bike lanes. Armour Road is […]

PRESS RELEASE: Pedestrian struck near Brookside Art Annual

A pedestrian was struck by the driver of a vehicle near the Brookside Art Annual. The crash occurred on Friday, May 3, about a block away from the event. The pedestrian was crossing Meyer Boulevard at Brookside Boulevard when they were struck. There was no word on the identity of the victim or their condition. […]

PRESS RELEASE: Pedestrian dies following hit-and-run in KCMO

A pedestrian in Kansas City, Missouri has died days after a hit-and-run sent him to the hospital. The crash occurred shortly after 3 a.m. on Monday, April 29 near the intersection of 18th Street and Bristol Avenue. According to authorities, the victim, identified as 37-year-old Jesus Avalos, was struck by the driver in the driveway […]

Pedestrian Fatalities on the Rise: What Do We Do?

The Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) recently released 2018 data on pedestrian traffic fatalities by state, and the numbers were sobering. Since reaching a low of 4,109 fatalities in 2009, the national total has climbed back up to 6,227. The report notes that 2018 is projected to see the highest number of pedestrian fatalities since […]

Northeast traffic calming projects demonstrate impact

We are excited to share preliminary results from the two quick build projects we launched last fall in the Historic Northeast in partnership with Children’s Mercy Kansas City, the KCMO Public Works Department, and K&G Striping. As you might recall, BikeWalkKC was awarded a grant from the Aetna Foundation in late 2017 to conduct community […]