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 […]

5 gifts you can give your neighborhood

Have you ever considered how to share the holiday spirit with your neighbors? Whether you squeeze it in to your holiday break, or start planning now for a project once the weather is a little less frightful, we have a few ideas from our DIY Complete Streets Guide for inexpensive neighborhood spruce-ups that are sure […]

The littlest pedestrians learn walking safety

Before we pedal, we walk, and while preschool kids are too young for our Bicycle Lessons and Safety Training, they are definitely ready for pedestrian safety lessons! Earlier this fall, we taught the basics of walking safely to children at Columbus Park YMCA and Park Hill YMCA Head Start programs and to a LINC ice […]

Quick builds for calmer streets

What is the basic formula for creating a safer intersection? Prioritize the most vulnerable road users. That was our goal when we partnered with Children’s Mercy and KCMO Public Works to implement a traffic calming demonstration at Van Brunt and St. John in the Indian Mound neighborhood of Northeast KC last week. This project, along […]

Traffic-calming demonstration in Rosedale

In 2013, Kansas City, Kansas and Kansas City, Missouri took great steps to make Southwest Boulevard safer for cyclists when they painted bike lanes from the Crossroads District in KCMO all the way to Merriam Lane. These efforts have continued to evolve and improve over the last five years, and a new effort in Rosedale […]

What’s GOing on with Bond and Sidewalk Repairs in KCMO?

Since the passage of the GO Bonds in April 2017, there has been considerable discussion about where and how the $7.5 million being allocated annually for sidewalk repairs are being spent. Last Tuesday, we got our first look at the progress that has been made, via KC STAT. There were some bright spots, including: – […]

PRESS RELEASE: Pedestrian killed in hit-and-run on Troost

A pedestrian was struck and killed in a hit-and-run crash early on the morning of Sunday, September 9. The crash took place at the intersection of 81st Street and Troost Avenue. Around 2:45 a.m., police received a call about a woman who was found unconscious in the street. When authorities arrived, the victim was rushed […]

UPDATE: One pedestrian killed, one injured in crash on 43rd and Main

Earlier this week, we posted a press release about a crash which occurred on Friday, July 20 which left two female pedestrians injured, with one in critical condition. We just learned yesterday that one of those victims has died. On Tuesday, July 24 21-year-old Haley Elizabeth Hackett died from her injuries. The other victim, Arlan […]