Active Transportation in the new KCMO city budget

Last week City Hall released a proposed budget that includes some promising progress on walking and biking. In addition to the annual budget for the fiscal year starting May 1st, there is a five year capital improvement plan (CIP) that schedules infrastructure projects into the future.  Check out some highlights below, and then please help […]

Barney Allis Plaza Redevelopment Open House

The City of KCMO invites you to an open house concerning redevelopment of the Barney Allis Plaza. This is a great opportunity to learn more about the project and support places for people.

The First Mile: the founding of BikeWalkKC

Mile 0: preparing for the journey Our history goes back to 2008 and beyond.  That year, the League of American Bicyclists published its regular ranking of US bicycle-friendly cities. Kansas City was ranked last among the 50 biggest cities. That list caught the attention of BBC Radio. They came to town and spent two days […]

Lati Horton joins Policy and Advocacy Team

BikeWalkKC is pleased to welcome Americorps/VISTA member Lati Horton to the policy and advocacy team. Her position is supported by the Kansas City Public Library through The Library VISTA Project.  A recent graduate of Kansas State University, Lati will identify pedestrian/bicyclist champions, build relationships, and support the Complete KC vision as a Community Ambassador in […]

Update – Vision Zero Resolution Heard at KCMO City Hall

Thank you to everyone who came to City Hall yesterday morning to speak up for safer streets and support the Vision Zero resolution at its first City Council hearing. The City Council heard from the loved ones of those lost to unsafe streets, survivors of traffic violence, environmental advocates, as well as BikeWalkKC on the […]

Speak up for safer streets in KCMO, KCK, and Gladstone

On Monday two children were struck by drivers in the Kansas City region, starkly highlighting the need for more comprehensive policies that improve the built environment and protect our region’s most vulnerable road users. There are several upcoming opportunities for YOU to get involved and speak up for better biking and walking; read on to […]

Advocacy Basics: How to get started

Do you want to feel safe walking in your neighborhood, driving to work, or biking to the store? Join the growing chorus of advocates standing up for the safety of all road users.