Women’s Bike Summit

The Women’s Bike Summit welcomes all people of all riding styles and abilities to celebrate bicycling, discuss issues that are relevant and important to people on bikes, and provide hands-on opportunities for bicyclists to become more confident.

BikeWalkKC named “Platinum Level” Bicycle Friendly Business

The League of American Bicyclists has named BikeWalkKC a Platinum Level Bicycle Friendly Business. We are proud to walk our talk in providing education, bike parking, and encouragement to our staff, volunteers, and guests who bike for transportation. As an employer, we appreciate our responsibility in making our city safer and happier. According to the […]

Climate Action Playbook rolls out with elements from BikeWalkKC

BikeWalkKC has sought to raise awareness around the shortcomings and opportunities the KC metro faces with regards to climate change. In addition to the release of our second policy brief on the intersection of the environment and transportation, we also participated in the climate strike organized by Sunrise Movement KC. We took both steps in […]

Linwood Corridor Public Meeting

Public Meeting Wednesday, November 20, 2019 Come any time between 5:30 – 7 p.m. (short presentation at 5:45 p.m.) Mohart Multipurpose Center Multipurpose Room 3200 Wayne Kansas City, MO 64109 Share Your Ideas If you could improve transportation along Linwood Boulevard in Kansas City, what would you do? The City of Kansas City, in coordination […]

“Truman Connected” Public Meeting

The City of Independence is holding a public meeting to share information about the “Truman Connected” project, which features a pedestrian and bicycle path that will connect residents and visitors to neighborhoods, Independence Square, Truman Library, Englewood Arts District, Truman Sports Complex, and the Rock Island Trail.  Community feedback is important to developing the best possible […]

Partnership Profile: Cornerstones of Care

Raising a healthy and happy family is a big job, and it often takes a village. Cornerstones of Care offers that  extra help to families, with services ranging from foster care and adoption support to transitional living programs for young adults. The organization cares for children and families at all stages of life, seeking to empower […]

Bike Club gets an “A”

By David Hansen Through a recent evaluation of the East High School Bike Club thanks to grant support from the Menorah Heritage Foundation, we have confirmed empirically what we already knew anecdotally: Bike Club is gets more kids riding bikes!  Through BikeWalkKC’s partnership with the Menorah Heritage Foundation, BikeWalkKC staff attended the UMKC Bloch School […]

UPDATE: One pedestrian killed, one injured in crash on 43rd and Main

Earlier this week, we posted a press release about a crash which occurred on Friday, July 20 which left two female pedestrians injured, with one in critical condition. We just learned yesterday that one of those victims has died. On Tuesday, July 24 21-year-old Haley Elizabeth Hackett died from her injuries. The other victim, Arlan […]

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 […]

Press Release: Deadly Weekend for Pedestrians early in 2018

This past weekend was marked by four crashes involving pedestrians. Three of the victims have died as a result of their injuries. The fourth remains hospitalized. On Friday, January 26, 25-year-old Jyra Hill was struck in the crosswalk of 71 Highway and Gregory before being dragged almost 30 yards. The driver of the vehicle, which […]