From the Paper to the Pavement in Blue Springs

Now open: a bridge between Blue Springs High School campuses Not even a freight train could stop Matt Roberds from building Safe Routes to School for students in Blue Springs! Two years ago, the Blue Springs City Council began planning improvements for Blue Springs High School, but the plan lacked any investment in better walking […]

Teamwork and perseverance pays off for safer streets in KCMO

Big Wins for #ConnectOurTrails! KCMO City Council approves three key pieces of legislation  Thanks to a coalition of city leaders, community partners, and everyday people like you, Kansas City took a key step towards building a better, more connected mobility network. The KCMO City Council approved three pieces of legislation that will help to make […]

Public comments needed on projects seeking Carbon Reduction funding

Deadline: June 30 Twenty-six local projects are vying for funding from Mid-America Regional Council’s (MARC) new Carbon Reduction Program, many of which focus on walking, biking, and transit as priorities for decarbonizing the region’s transportation system. This month, MARC is taking public comment from folks like you, so this is your chance to voice support […]

Truman Road compromise moves forward

The Transportation, Infrastructure, and Operations (TIO) committee met yesterday (March 1) to discuss the Truman Road protected bike lanes and a proposed compromise. They unanimously approved a compromise that will remove the bike lane on the north side of Truman Road and will convert the south side bike lane into a two-way cycle track. The […]

Virtual! Money Talks for Safer Streets

Money Talks for Safer Streets: KCMO FY23-24 Budget

Did you miss Money Talks for Safer Streets, BikeWalkKC’s first budget advocacy training? Watch the recording of the virtual training or catch up on what we discussed in the blog below! Budget season is upon us, Kansas City! That means it’s a prime opportunity to advocate for funds to support places for people. Though this […]

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 […]