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 […]

BikeWalkKC is helping Eastern Jackson County develop Complete Streets

In working to improve the built environment for those who walk and bike, BikeWalkKC advocates for policies that support broader, multimodal infrastructure improvements in communities across the Kansas City metro. One of the main policy levers we support on this front relates to Complete Streets. As the National Complete Streets Coalition (NCSC) explains, “Complete Streets […]

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 […]

It’s Here! Check out the Complete KC DIY Guide

BikeWalkKC works day in and day out to fulfill our mission to redefine our streets as places for people to build a culture of active living. We do this because we understand the importance that our streets play as an integral part of our public space. What’s so important about our public space is the […]

City tweaks Armour Boulevard Complete Streets project as data shows improvements in safety and usage

As we approach the one year anniversary of Kansas City’s first protected bike lanes on Armour Boulevard in KCMO, data from Public Works and the KCPD shows that traffic crashes are down, bike traffic is up, and car traffic is calmer. City Hall is also making some tweaks to the design in response to concerns about visibility at intersections for motorists. This data and the City’s willingness to make iterative improvements will help ensure lessons learned on Armour are used in the new bike plan and future bike lane projects.

What’s in the KCMO Bike Plan? Part One: Pedal to the People

For the next few Feel Good Fridays, we’ll be discussing the KCMO Bike Plan. Read on to learn more! If you haven’t heard already, the City of Kansas City, Missouri is going through the process of adopting an updated version of the Bike KC Master Plan. There’s a lot of information in this new plan, […]

Partner Profile: Health Forward Foundation

One of the benefits of working with local foundations is the deeply connected relationship a nonprofit builds with the organization. Since our very early days, BikeWalkKC has been a recipient of support from the Health Forward Foundation (HFF, formerly the Healthcare Foundation of Greater Kansas City). The Health Forward Foundation advocates for healthy and equitable communities […]

How to get the most out of a public meeting

Do you ever wonder how you can affect change in your own neighborhood? Policy Coordinator Michael Kelley shares how you can join the conversation at public meetings and speak up for what matters to you. BikeWalkKC regularly works in both the advocacy and planning realms to foster policy and changes to the built environment that […]