Advocacy Alert: Update on Safe Streets KC, the ordinance that protects our rights to use the streets safely

The “good” news first:  The City Council is committed to making Kansas City a safer city and supporting the ordinance intended to protect vulnerable road users. The council debated for almost one hour in the business session and another hour at the City Council meeting on Thursday. We are excited and welcome the debate, and […]

Overland Park’s new bike plan moving forward

Overland Park’s new bike plan moving forward Overland Park has been working on a new bike plan over the past year, and the final draft is now available to the public. The plan is ambitious, but also very pragmatic. There is a good mix of bike lanes and buffered bike lanes on major thoroughfares, bike […]

Ensuring safe streets means ending street harassment

Ensuring safe streets means ending street harassment Many pedestrians are experiencing harassment on American streets, and it’s hindering their right to a safe trip. The behavior is often represented in the media by a row of men at a work site whistling at a passing woman, but the actions that comprise street harassment can range […]

News of Katy Trail Expansion is Big News for KC Region

News of Katy Trail Expansion is Big News for KC Region One of the most exciting developments for cycling in the KC area came recently, when Jackson County Executive Mike Sanders announced the county was moving forward with a plan to extend the Katy Trail into Kansas City, Mo. On August 11, Sanders said Jackson […]

Let’s keep a great Bike Month alive

Hi BikeWalkKC Friends! We want to thank the thousands of you who came out to our events during Bike Month this past May to celebrate cycling and active living.

 We knew it was going to be a good month after the first event, the KC Women’s Bike Summit, on May 10th. It was the first-ever […]

BikeWalkKC and Kansas City B-cycle Seek to Make Bike Share More Accessible to Low-income Communities

Bikeshare is often touted as healthy, inexpensive, and attractive form of alternative transportation. It is seen as something to catalyze a “healthier and more vibrant” community or a stronger economy or more sustainable region. It is convenient for users and can help them connect to other forms of transit.   At first glance, these benefits […]