Let’s Talk: Data and the Bike Boom

What have we learned over the last year, and how can we apply it to our communities? This pandemic launched a Bike Boom and spurred outdoor recreation trends. It has changed our perceptions of what is public space and how should we use it. Join us for a look at national and local data pertaining […]

New Platte County trail connections link Parkville and Riverside

Last week, Platte County and the Cities of Riverside and Parkville celebrated a new connector along the Missouri River levee that allows people to walk or bike “from Costco to English Landing Park,” as one trail user described it.  The gap between the Riverside and Parkville sections of the Missouri Riverfront Trail was only 700 […]

Decriminalization and Data in KCMO

Advocates, journalists, activists, and researchers across the country report that arbitrary laws governing how people who walk and bike create the potential for over-policing of pedestrians and bicyclists, especially People of Color. (Find links to stories from other cities in our previous blog post) BikeWalkKC continues to advocate for the decriminalization of walking and biking […]

Let’s Talk: Connecting with the Rock Island Trail

People who walk and bike are already putting in the miles on the finished sections of the Rock Island Trail, and there’s still work to do! Join us for a webinar with Mike Sutherland, Executive Director of the Missouri State Parks and Ron Bentch, Project Director of Missourians for Responsible Transportation about what’s next for […]

Let’s Talk: Decriminalizing Mobility

Kansas City, like much of the nation, has grappled with what it means to create public spaces which protect Black and Brown people. For BikeWalkKC, part of that discussion has included a push to decriminalize walking and biking. But what does that mean, and how would it work for our community? In this info session, […]

Safer streets are possible, but we need your help

We’ve come a long way, but the work is far from over Give now to help us fight for safer streets Automobile crashes are on the rise across the KC metro. Over the last five years, our region has averaged 233 crash-related deaths and 1200 serious injuries per year. In 2020, over 100 people have died […]

KCK adopts Complete Streets Ordinance

Last Thursday, the Unified Government of Kansas City, Kansas and Wyandotte County took an important step towards building safer streets for everyone in their community. Following a presentation by the UG Planning Department, the Board of Commissioners voted unanimously to adopt a Complete Streets ordinance! You can check out a copy of the adopted language […]

World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims

The World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims is an international event honoring the millions of lives lost in traffic violence around the world, and to acknowledge the suffering of the victims, families, and communities affected. Watch the conversation with Amy Cohen about honoring those we’ve lost by taking action to make our streets safer […]