2024 Policy Agenda

Advocacy is a team sport, and with your partnership, we are confident that 2024 is going to be another year of safer streets, more transportation choices, and better walking and biking. Read on to learn how we are working with neighbors, civil servants, and elected officials here in the Kansas City region, at the state […]

Observations from the Meyer Boulevard Walk Audit

In the fall of 2023, BikeWalkKC worked with residents and organizations along Meyer Boulevard to identify challenges with the built environment and recommend changes. The resulting report is already beginning to spur safety improvements. It has long been known that Meyer Boulevard is a dangerous corridor. Anecdotes from people who live and work along the […]

BikeWalkKC supports the KCMO Transit Sales Tax Renewal 

BikeWalkKC’s mission is to “redefine our streets as places for people to build a culture of active living.” We want a transportation system that gives people options, eliminates barriers, and supports community and individual health.  Transit is an integral piece of how we make our vision a reality. While biking and walking often serve as […]

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 […]

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 […]