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 […]

Independence advocates win Complete Streets for Noland Road

Late last week, BikeWalkKC learned about efforts to create more places for people in Independence. City staff submitted a successful application for a federal grant to improve Noland Road between 24 Highway and Fair Street. Key aspects of the project included: Upgrading sidewalks to ADA compliance Adding and updating push button pedestrian signals Improved transit […]

Bike/Ped stats in the KCMO Citizens Satisfaction Survey

Every year the City of KCMO surveys residents about their satisfaction with city services and infrastructure. Here are some highlights from the most recent survey. Residents were least satisfied with the overall maintenance of streets, sidewalks and infrastructure (16%). Maintenance of streets, sidewalks and infrastructure identified as one of the top three most important issues […]

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 […]

Two adults and two children pose with their bikes and helmets outside Academie Lafayette.

Académie Lafayette’s bike-to-school revolution

Back in 2017, Irene Dye started riding to school at Académie Lafayette’s Cherry campus at Armour and Cherry in Kansas City, Missouri. Neither Armour nor Gillham had any sort of bike lane yet, so she and her family rode neighborhood streets and sidewalks, and she locked her bike to a railing in the staff parking […]

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 […]

Leah and her neighbors at Leawood City Hall

A Coalition for a Crosswalk in Leawood

In October 2021, a driver struck Leah Maugans’ son while he was crossing the street near Lee Boulevard and 93rd street. Thankfully, her son survived. In the aftermath of the crash, Leah began pushing for the City of Leawood to install a crosswalk to keep other residents safe. She reached out to BikeWalkKC for help, […]