Taking on Traffic Laws - A How-To Guide for Decriminalizing Mobility

Press Release: BikeWalkKC and Safe Routes Partnership unveil “Taking on Traffic Laws” guide and webinar

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 9, 2022 CONTACTS: Amy Scrivner 816-205-7056 x4 513-919-9613 cell amy.scrivner@bikewalkkc.org Marisa Jones 610-428-4827 marisa@saferoutespartnership.org            BikeWalkKC and Safe Routes Partnership unveil “Taking on Traffic Laws: a How-To Guide for Decriminalizing Mobility” with a webinar on April 20 In communities across the United States, there are laws that criminalize the simple acts […]

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 […]

3 ways to get more kids walking to school

As schools and families are experimenting with new ways to keep kids healthy and in school, perhaps it’s time to rely on old-fashioned transportation: walking and bicycling to school. Kids who walk and bike to school start their day with fresh air, exercise, and social interaction. They “get the wiggles out” before they sit down […]

Street Improvements coming to Avenida Cesar E Chavez

As part of the city’s ongoing efforts to implement the Complete Streets ordinance and the Vision Zero policy, the KCMO Public Works Department is embarking on an effort to make Avenida Cesar E Chavez better for people who walk, roll, and bike. The proposed project would bring key multimodal improvements to the street between Summit […]

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 […]