Decriminalization and Data in KCMO

Advocates, journalists, activists, and researchers across the country report that arbitrary laws governing how people who walk and bike create the potential for over-policing of pedestrians and bicyclists, especially People of Color. (Find links to stories from other cities in our previous blog post) BikeWalkKC continues to advocate for the decriminalization of walking and biking […]

Let’s Talk: Decriminalizing Mobility

Kansas City, like much of the nation, has grappled with what it means to create public spaces which protect Black and Brown people. For BikeWalkKC, part of that discussion has included a push to decriminalize walking and biking. But what does that mean, and how would it work for our community? In this info session, […]

PRESS RELEASE: Pedestrian struck by two drivers in KCMO

A pedestrian was critically injured after being struck by two separate drivers in KCMO on Thursday, April 30. The crash occurred some time before 10 p.m. The pedestrian was initially struck by the first driver, who was heading westbound on Independence Avenue. The driver then pulled into a nearby lot, exited the vehicle to look […]

Neighborhood art creates places for people

It started with rainbows in the windows. In mid-March, social media and news outlets reported children around the world are making rainbows to hang in their street-facing windows to spread a little joy and color to their neighbors during the Coronavirus crisis. Then people started propping teddy bears in windows to entertain kids out on […]

PRESS RELEASE: Pedestrian killed in hit-and-run in KCMO

A man was killed in a hit-and-run crash in KCMO on the afternoon of Monday, April 6. The crash occurred in Blue Valley Park. Officers were called to the scene just before 3:30 pm. According to witnesses, two men had engaged in an altercation when one man stabbed the other. The man who was stabbed […]

PRESS RELEASE: Pedestrian struck and killed in Olathe

A woman was killed in Olathe after being struck by a driver on the afternoon of March 31, 2020. The crash occurred near the intersection of W. 138th Street and S. Black Bob Road. According to police, the victim, an unidentified 61-year-old woman, was walking her dog when she was struck by the driver. The […]