Reflections on the Virtual Bike Summit

Not canceled, but reimagined: The National Bike Summit, an annual event hosted by the League of American Bicyclists that features informative breakout sessions, great networking opportunities, congressional lobbying efforts, and more. The COVID-19 virus made an in-person conference impossible, but rather than leaving attendees to “spin their wheels,” the League found a way to make […]

The First Mile: the founding of BikeWalkKC

Mile 0: preparing for the journey Our history goes back to 2008 and beyond.  That year, the League of American Bicyclists published its regular ranking of US bicycle-friendly cities. Kansas City was ranked last among the 50 biggest cities. That list caught the attention of BBC Radio. They came to town and spent two days […]

Lati Horton joins Policy and Advocacy Team

BikeWalkKC is pleased to welcome Americorps/VISTA member Lati Horton to the policy and advocacy team. Her position is supported by the Kansas City Public Library through The Library VISTA Project.  A recent graduate of Kansas State University, Lati will identify pedestrian/bicyclist champions, build relationships, and support the Complete KC vision as a Community Ambassador in […]

Speak up for safer streets in KCMO, KCK, and Gladstone

On Monday two children were struck by drivers in the Kansas City region, starkly highlighting the need for more comprehensive policies that improve the built environment and protect our region’s most vulnerable road users. There are several upcoming opportunities for YOU to get involved and speak up for better biking and walking; read on to […]

Climate Action Playbook rolls out with elements from BikeWalkKC

BikeWalkKC has sought to raise awareness around the shortcomings and opportunities the KC metro faces with regards to climate change. In addition to the release of our second policy brief on the intersection of the environment and transportation, we also participated in the climate strike organized by Sunrise Movement KC. We took both steps in […]

Policy Brief #2: Where the Environment and Transportation Intersect

We’re doing a series of policy briefs to highlight the overlap between multimodal transportation and other important issues for the metro. You can check out the other installments here. Climate change is no longer an afterthought for future generations to contend with. It is here, and its effects are already having a tangible effect on […]

Policy Brief #1: Where Housing and Transportation Intersect

We will be releasing a series of policy briefs that highlight the overlap between multimodal transportation and other important issues for the metro. This is the first installment of that series. Housing is not truly affordable if residents must drive everywhere to access jobs, education, and other services. Many households in Kansas City spend as […]