How to Take on Harmful Jaywalking Laws

From America Walks Kansas City and Virginia recently decriminalized jaywalking and the California legislature right now is considering the same action They are driven by data and lived experiences that show BIPOC community members bear the burden of police enforcement at disproportionate rates, with the harm outweighing any alleged safety benefits. America Walks supports these […]

Because of this: Just Ride Series

Just Ride is a community bike ride series rooted in the ideas of community, communities + mobility justice. Organized by Urban Planner and Placemaker, Emmanuel Cook Jr., Just Ride advocates for the right to live in and move through public space without the fear of violence, harm, or oppression. This series partners with BikeWalk KC’s bike share program and […]

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 […]

Framing Our Equity Lenses Together

Join the KC-APA for ” Framing Our Equity Lenses Together ” on August 17, 2021 from 3 to 5 p.m. You’ll be able to participate in a virtual workshop that is interactive and transdisciplinary. During it, you and others will explore what equity could look like for Kansas City, Missouri’s built environment. We’ll also: Identify what […]

KCMO Public Meeting: Avenida Cesar E. Chavez

Join the meeting Tuesday, June 8, 2021 6-7 PM via Microsoft Teams Meeting Link: https://bit.ly3eYQrz0 Call-in info: +1 872-212-5076 Phone Conference ID: 561 172 849# You can learn more about the project by clicking here. The proposed project would bring key multimodal improvements to the street between Summit Street and State Line Road near HyVee […]

Because of This: Just Ride

Just Ride is a community bike ride series rooted in the ideas of community, communities + mobility justice. Organized by Urban Planner and Placemaker, Emmanuel Cook Jr., Just Ride advocates for the right to live in and move through public space without the fear of violence, harm, or oppression. This series is a collaboration with a KC Urban […]

What’s a PIAC?

The KCMO Public Improvements Advisory Committee wants to fund improvements in your community! Do people drive too fast through your neighborhood? Does the local park need more places to sit and rest? Would a bioswale improve stormwater drainage on your block? The City of Kansas City, Missouri wants to hear what projects matter to you […]

Let’s Talk: Black Girls Do Bike

Jennifer Lindsey knew she couldn’t be the only Black woman who rides bikes in Kansas City, but she rarely encountered other women of color on the trails or at group rides. She started started a Kansas City chapter of Black Girls Do Bike to meet other Black women bicyclists and to establish visible “roll models” […]

KCMO takes important step towards decriminalizing walking and biking

The City Council voted unanimously on May 6, 2021 to repeal statutes related to dirty wheels, bike inspections, and jaywalking. Since the summer of 2020, BikeWalkKC has advocated for the decriminalization of walking and biking. In a letter to Mayor Quinton Lucas, we identified three portions of the municipal code which effectively criminalized the activities […]

Decriminalizing Jaywalking: A National Discussion

Monday, May 3rd 3:00 p.m. Central Time (4:o0 p.m. Eastern Time) Join the growing nationwide movement to decriminalize jaywalking in this United States! Learn about the impacts of these laws and what advocates and policymakers are doing throughout the country to create more equitable, inclusive and just systems for ALL. The all-star lineup of speakers […]