Complete Streets in Rural Missouri

Since the summer of 2019, BikeWalkKC has been working with our partners at Missourians for Responsible Transportation (MRT) to provide technical assistance to a number of rural communities working to improve elements of active transportation on their streets and trail systems. A key focus of that assistance has been with policy. At the request of […]

Complete Streets Project coming to Gillham Plaza

Since the adoption of the Complete Streets ordinance in 2017, the City of KCMO has been working to find opportunities to improve the built environment for all road users. The most recent effort on this front is the soon-to-be-complete improvements along portions of Gillham Plaza between Armour Boulevard and 31st Street. You can learn more […]

Our community ambassador connects from home

By Lati Horton AmeriCorps VISTA Community Ambassador I joined the BikeWalkKC team through the AmeriCorps VISTA program in January of this year. I am excited to be a part of such an inspiring organization, and I’ve had the opportunity to learn a great deal about aspects of the built environment thus far. During my first […]

Neighborhood art creates places for people

It started with rainbows in the windows. In mid-March, social media and news outlets reported children around the world are making rainbows to hang in their street-facing windows to spread a little joy and color to their neighbors during the Coronavirus crisis. Then people started propping teddy bears in windows to entertain kids out on […]

Matt and his niece are preparing to cross the street at a striped crosswalk with temporary yellow and white curb extensions. Text reads, "What is a walkable neighborhood?"

Is your neighborhood walkable? How to conduct a “walk audit”

How do you move through your neighborhood? Do you feel comfortable walking or rolling, or is driving the only safe mode? A walkable community connects neighbors and builds strong and resilient relationships, improves public health, and builds wealth for people who live there. Good sidewalks and safe intersections provide access to services and jobs and […]

A Model Policy for Complete Streets

As part of our efforts at the state level to support active transportation, BikeWalkKC works with the group Missourians for Responsible Transportation (MRT). MRT works to “develop strong communities by aligning local and regional advocacy efforts for streets, roads, and trails that work for all Missourians” and we do that in collaboration with partners from […]

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 […]