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 […]

Tresa biked to work, and you can, too!

Tresa Carter loves to walk. She enjoys spending time in nature, even when the nature is nestled in between houses and sidewalks in her KCMO neighborhood. Her dog, Winnie, takes in the scents and sounds while Tresa waves to her neighbors and soaks up the sunshine.  As BikeWalkKC’s Director of Community Planning, she wants to […]

Will KCMO build 30 miles of protected bike lanes? Only if they hear from you!

Update: KCMO City Council voted 11-2 to approve a five-year plan for protected bike lanes and a list of projects scheduled for construction in 2022. Attend public meetings and reach out to your councilmembers in support of more connected and protected routes for 2022 and beyond! When KCMO passed the Vision Zero resolution back in 2020, […]

We can do both! A better version of Ordinance 210966 advances

An amended version advances which will allow for better planning and community engagement. Earlier today, the KCMO transportation committee met to discuss Ordinance 210966, which, in its original iteration, would have significantly limited efforts to implement Complete Streets and Vision Zero if adopted. BikeWalkKC had worked with Councilwoman Robinson to try to address issues with […]

The “Neighborhood Inclusion” Policy Still Falls Short

UPDATE: When this ordinance was debated at City Council on December 8, 2021, 1st District Councilmember Heather Hall proposed making it apply to the entire city. This means that existing and future bike facilities are at risk. Here’s how you can take action to save Complete Streets and Vision Zero in KC: Call your councilmembers and […]

KCMO’s 3rd District wants safer streets; let’s work together to make it happen

Last week, 3rd District Councilmember Melissa Robinson introduced legislation (KCMO Ordinance 210966) that would remove bike lanes from the 3rd District, prioritize neighborhood associations over other community stakeholders when making decisions about future bikeway projects, and exempt the 3rd District from the city’s Complete Streets ordinance.  We agree with the Councilmember that City Hall persistently […]

Complete Streets remain on Armour Road in North Kansas City

Last night, the North Kansas City City Council held a special public meeting to discuss the recent “complete street” improvements to Armour Road, to decide then and there whether to rip out the changes less than a month after they were completed. The meeting, and its outcome, came down to numbers: Grassroots organizers in support […]

Why do we care about Armour Road in North Kansas City?

As the region’s only metro-wide pedestrian/bicycle advocacy organization, BikeWalkKC works in city halls across the five-county region to speak up for improvements to the built environment for all who live, work, and visit our cities. North Kansas City is one such city that we believe has been a leader in planning and implementing projects that […]