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 […]
Traffic deaths are as much of an epidemic as homicides. Ongoing media narratives about bikes versus cars ignore the real human cost of dangerous streets, which disproportionately impact communities of color and low wealth.
If you live, work, or travel through Midtown KCMO you might have seen some changes coming to Armour Boulevard in the Squier Park, Hyde Park, and Old Hyde Park neighborhoods. The boulevard is getting a big makeover into a Complete Street that will make it safer, more comfortable, and more sustainable for everyone – whether […]
We’ve got lots to share this month! Here’s a quick index of this newsletter’s articles; click the link to jump to that section: April Events Midtown KCMO Complete Streets Bike Month and Bike to Work Day Tour de Bier and Ramp-Up Events BikeWalkKC’s Complete Streets Advocacy Workshops Bike Share Coming to Brookside51 Provide Input […]
by Michael Kelley, Policy Coordinator Well, it took a three-hour session, two trips to City Hall, and one wooden bow tie, but… KCMO is getting Complete Streets! Yesterday, the Complete Streets ordinance came up for a vote before the City Council’s Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and passed, which we were expecting. The ordinance was co-sponsored […]
Neighborhood support wins remake of Armour Boulevard in Midtown with road diet, protected bike lanes, and new crosswalks. Last weekend KCMO Public Works unveiled plans for the city’s first protected bike lanes on Armour Boulevard in Midtown. The new design coming in 2017 will create one-way protected bike lanes or cycletracks on each side of the […]
Perhaps you have heard the term “Complete Streets” or “Livable Streets”. Maybe you even know what makes a street complete or livable. And chances are good that you live and/or work in a community that has adopted a complete streets policy. But you are probably wondering why your streets still look more like the top […]