ADVOCACY ALERT: Speak Up for the KCMO Budget!

It’s that time of year in KCMO: budget season! Each year, the Office of Management and Budget releases a proposed budget for the fiscal year, starting May 1. Over the course of about a month, the City Council works with each department and others to shape the budget and determine funding for various priorities before […]

2022 Policy Platform: The Fourth Quarter Update

As 2022 comes to a close, the policy team wanted to give one more update on the priorities of our policy platform. It has been a busy fourth quarter, and we’re already working to finalize our policy platform for 2023! So, where do we stand on the policy front? KCMO Improving Walkability – BikeWalkKC has been working […]

ADVOCACY ALERT: Urgent Call to Independence Residents

Support efforts to bring new sidewalks, bike lanes, and other improvements to Noland Road! Independence city staff are proposing a project that would bring multimodal improvements to Noland Road. The City Council will be considering whether to move forward with the project on Monday, December 5th at 6pm in the lower level of City Hall […]

2022 BikeWalkKC Policy Platform: The Third Quarter Update

We’re three quarters of the way through 2022! The policy team has been working to make progress on the priorities identified in our policy platform in KCMO and across the metro. Here’s our third update on where things stand: KCMO Improving Walkability – Over the last couple of months, BikeWalkKC has been meeting with community […]

Advancing Active Transportation in the Sunflower State

For the past several years, BikeWalkKC has been working to expand and improve walking, biking, accessibility, and transit in Kansas. We are fortunate to be joined in these efforts by a core group of similar organizations including the Topeka Community Cycle Project, BikeWalkMHK, Bike Walk Wichita, and more recently Cycling KC. Collaboration has enabled us […]

2022 BikeWalkKC Policy Platform: The Second Quarter Update

We’re officially halfway through 2022, a full six months since we shared our policy platform to outline the goals BikeWalkKC set to advocate for better walking, rolling, biking, and transit in KCMO and beyond. It’s time for another update on where we are with what we set out to achieve. Below is an update on […]

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Support the KCMO Climate Protection and Resiliency Plan!

UPDATE: City Council approved the Climate Protection and Resiliency Plan on Aug. 25, 2022! The new KCMO Climate Protection and Resiliency Plan (CPRP) will guide City Hall’s efforts to combat climate change. BikeWalkKC served on the steering committee to ensure transportation and mobility were fundamental parts of the plan, and we are now asking you […]

Speak up for walking, biking, and accessibility in the KCMO budget

The proposed budget has been released in KCMO! This enormous document lays out what the city plans to fund for the next fiscal year starting May 1st. Everything from housing and stormwater to public art and emergency services is included. There’s also funding for transportation. You can see the budget in full by clicking here. […]

ADVOCACY ALERT: Comment on the Missouri State Freight and Rail Plan

Deadline of Friday, June 4 to help ensure Missouri’s improvements to its rail system also supports walking and biking! MODOT is updating the state’s freight and rail plan. One of the central focuses of the plan is to identify “strategies for the transportation network to operate harmoniously across all modes.” The schedule for the plan […]

Crossing the Street Shouldn’t be Dangerous

Check out BikeWalkKC Board Member Sheila Styron’s powerful editorial in the KC Star explaining what it’s like for a blind person to cross the street, and how the City could be making it safer. Posted on Sun, Jul. 03, 2011Crossing the street shouldn’t be a dangerous leap of faithBy SHEILA STYRONSpecial to The Star   […]