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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

“It prevents me from being independent” Neighborhood walk auditors evaluate I-70 corridor with MoDOT and consultants

We often say that once you take a walk with BikeWalkKC, you can never just “go for a walk” again. Once you notice how street trees shade a neighborhood, or how uneven pavement makes a sidewalk unusable, you will always consider how our built environment either divides or connects our communities. This awareness will help […]

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 […]

Distracted Driving Legislation Moves Forward in Missouri

For years, Missouri has been one of only two states in the nation without a cell phone messaging ban for all drivers. While there is legislation banning texting and driving for those 21 and younger, nothing exists for those 22 and up. This is especially concerning given that data shows that 70% of drivers using […]

Missouri Senate Approves Tax Reform Bill and Fuel Tax Increase

Suddenly, and with virtually no debate, the Missouri Senate passed SB 617 last Wednesday, a sweeping tax reform bill which includes a provision that will raise the state’s fuel tax gradually from 17 cents per gallon to 23 cents over the course of three years. SB 617 would increase the state’s excise tax on fuel […]