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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 […]
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, […]
More than $50 million in RAISE grants awarded to KC area projects that will improve safety and connectivity for people walking, biking, and using transit.
The KCMO City Council voted to adopt the Vision Zero Action Plan! This exciting development represents an important step in efforts to eliminate traffic fatalities and serious injuries by the year 2030. In adopting the action plan, the City Council did two things: They have established clear guidance for how city staff can take steps […]
Grownups like to reminisce about their carefree youth: walking to school, biking to their summer lifeguarding jobs, or walking to the park with their friends. And so often, those same grownups will bemoan the way the younger generations seem disconnected from family, friends, and community. So what happened in between “the good ol’ days” and […]
We often say that once you take a walk with BikeWalkKC, you can never just “go for a walk” again. Once you notice how street trees shade a neighborhood, or how uneven pavement makes a sidewalk unusable, you will always consider how our built environment either divides or connects our communities. This awareness will help […]
Understanding the Bike-Friendly State Rankings for Kansas and Missouri The League of American Bicyclists recently released their 2022 rankings of bike-friendly states, and the results were a mixed bag for Kansas and Missouri. Kansas improved from 37th in 2019 to 30th in 2022. Missouri regressed, falling from 35th in 2019 to 45th in 2022. The […]
5 year plan and 2022 project list approved 11-2 by City Council
Update: The plan passed City Council on an 11-2 vote. Thank you to everyone who showed up at City Hall, sent an email, or made a phone call. Take action: Send an email to email@example.com and to your councilmembers with “Support Ordinance 220318” in the subject line to share why a network of protected bike […]