Advancing Active Transportation in the Sunflower State

For the past several years, BikeWalkKC has been working to expand and improve walking, biking, accessibility, and transit in Kansas. We are fortunate to be joined in these efforts by a core group of similar organizations including the Topeka Community Cycle Project, BikeWalkMHK, Bike Walk Wichita, and more recently Cycling KC. Collaboration has enabled us […]

2022 BikeWalkKC Policy Platform: The Second Quarter Update

We’re officially halfway through 2022, a full six months since we shared our policy platform to outline the goals BikeWalkKC set to advocate for better walking, rolling, biking, and transit in KCMO and beyond. It’s time for another update on where we are with what we set out to achieve. Below is an update on […]

2022 Bike Friendly State Rankings for Kansas and Missouri

Understanding the Bike-Friendly State Rankings for Kansas and Missouri The League of American Bicyclists recently released their 2022 rankings of bike-friendly states, and the results were a mixed bag for Kansas and Missouri. Kansas improved from 37th in 2019 to 30th in 2022. Missouri regressed, falling from 35th in 2019 to 45th in 2022.  The […]

KDOT Kicks off Active Transportation Planning

The Kansas Department of Transportation is embarking on their first update of the state’s active transportation plan in 25 years. An exciting development, the “Kansas ATP will focus on how active transportation can be improved through better policies, planning, design and partnerships with other state agencies and local communities.” Read the press release for more […]

Support Kansas Rail Trails, speak up about House Bill 2735

Priarie Spirit Rail Trail (Iola Register) Flint Hills Nature Trail (KansasCyclist.com)    Kansas’ growing rail trail network is in jeopardy in the Kansas Legislature. House Bill 2735 would impose a tax burden on rail trails and on the nonprofit organizations that build and maintain them. This would discourage development of new trails and potentially bankrupt the […]

Safe Routes to School grants available in Kansas

The Kansas Department of Transportation is taking applications through May 31st for projects that make it safer for children to walk and bike to school.  Schools and cities can apply for funds to build or repair sidewalks, improve crosswalks, development educational campaigns, enforce school zone speed limits, etc. Kansas has epidemics of childhood obesity and […]

State legislative updates

April is bringing great progress on bicycle and pedestrian policy reform in both of our state capitals. Kansas just adopted a 3 foot passing and dead red law, while a Missouri Complete Streets is moving forward. KansasGovernor Sam Brownback is now signed a bill requiring motorists to pass bicyclists with at least 3 feet of […]