How to Take on Harmful Jaywalking Laws

From America Walks Kansas City and Virginia recently decriminalized jaywalking and the California legislature right now is considering the same action They are driven by data and lived experiences that show BIPOC community members bear the burden of police enforcement at disproportionate rates, with the harm outweighing any alleged safety benefits. America Walks supports these […]

3 ways to get more kids walking to school

As schools and families are experimenting with new ways to keep kids healthy and in school, perhaps it’s time to rely on old-fashioned transportation: walking and bicycling to school. Kids who walk and bike to school start their day with fresh air, exercise, and social interaction. They “get the wiggles out” before they sit down […]

8th and Woodland (KCMO) Community Meeting

The City of Kansas City, Missouri Department of Public Works, in partnership with CSF Engineering, invites you to attend a community meeting about the 8th & Woodland pedestrian and streetscape improvements project. 8th and Woodland Community Meeting Details 6 p.m. on Wednesday, June 16 Samuel Rodgers Health Center Wayne Miner Community Room B 825 Euclid Ave. […]

What’s a PIAC?

The KCMO Public Improvements Advisory Committee wants to fund improvements in your community! Do people drive too fast through your neighborhood? Does the local park need more places to sit and rest? Would a bioswale improve stormwater drainage on your block? The City of Kansas City, Missouri wants to hear what projects matter to you […]

Decriminalizing Jaywalking: A National Discussion

Monday, May 3rd 3:00 p.m. Central Time (4:o0 p.m. Eastern Time) Join the growing nationwide movement to decriminalize jaywalking in this United States! Learn about the impacts of these laws and what advocates and policymakers are doing throughout the country to create more equitable, inclusive and just systems for ALL. The all-star lineup of speakers […]

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, […]