2024 Policy Agenda

Advocacy is a team sport, and with your partnership, we are confident that 2024 is going to be another year of safer streets, more transportation choices, and better walking and biking. Read on to learn how we are working with neighbors, civil servants, and elected officials here in the Kansas City region, at the state […]

BikeWalkKC's Policy Platform

BikeWalkKC’s 2024 Policy Platform

BikeWalkKC’s policy and advocacy efforts in 2023 were productive despite some challenges along the way. Much of the work accomplished creates opportunities to further progress in 2024, including chances to improve multimodal transportation at the local, state, and national levels.  Prefer video? Click here to watch a recording or our March Policy Platform rollout meeting […]

Gear Swap with Big Muddy Gear Exchange and BikeWalkKC

Blaze new trails with BikeWalkKC and Big Muddy Gear Exchange

You have to meet our friends Gina and Nate from Big Muddy Gear Exchange! Just like you, they are passionate about sustainable, affordable adventure. They opened Big Muddy Gear Exchange to keep outdoor clothing and gear out of landfills and make it easier and cheaper for people to enjoy get outside and nature. BikeWalkKC and […]

2022 Policy Platform: The Fourth Quarter Update

As 2022 comes to a close, the policy team wanted to give one more update on the priorities of our policy platform. It has been a busy fourth quarter, and we’re already working to finalize our policy platform for 2023! So, where do we stand on the policy front? KCMO Improving Walkability – BikeWalkKC has been working […]

BikeWalkKC remarks on the Departure of KDOT Secretary Julie Lorenz

Secretary Julie Lorenz recently announced that she would be resigning her post as head of KDOT at the end of this year.  Secretary Lorenz has been a champion for multimodal transportation in the State of Kansas and her policy accomplishments deserve praise. They include: Updating the Statewide Active Transportation Plan: At the direction of Secretary […]

2022 BikeWalkKC Policy Platform: The Third Quarter Update

We’re three quarters of the way through 2022! The policy team has been working to make progress on the priorities identified in our policy platform in KCMO and across the metro. Here’s our third update on where things stand: KCMO Improving Walkability – Over the last couple of months, BikeWalkKC has been meeting with community […]

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 […]