The “Neighborhood Inclusion” Policy Still Falls Short

UPDATE: When this ordinance was debated at City Council on December 8, 2021, 1st District Councilmember Heather Hall proposed making it apply to the entire city. This means that existing and future bike facilities are at risk. Here’s how you can take action to save Complete Streets and Vision Zero in KC: Call your councilmembers and […]

How the infrastructure bill helps walking and biking in KC

Late last week, the House of Representatives adopted a $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill, ending months of debate over legislation intended to improve everything from roads and bridges to lead pipes and the internet. There is quite a bit in this new legislation. While it is not perfect on issues like equity or climate change, several […]

KCMO’s 3rd District wants safer streets; let’s work together to make it happen

Last week, 3rd District Councilmember Melissa Robinson introduced legislation (KCMO Ordinance 210966) that would remove bike lanes from the 3rd District, prioritize neighborhood associations over other community stakeholders when making decisions about future bikeway projects, and exempt the 3rd District from the city’s Complete Streets ordinance.  We agree with the Councilmember that City Hall persistently […]

Reimagine 47th Place

The City of Westwood, in partnership with the Mid-America Regional Council, YARD & Company, Bike Walk KC and Trekk Design Group are excited to announce ‘Reimagine 47th Place’; an interactive community engagement event and street demonstration project aimed at engaging stakeholders about the future design of 47th Place between Rainbow Blvd. and State Line Rd. […]

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 […]

Framing Our Equity Lenses Together

Join the KC-APA for ” Framing Our Equity Lenses Together ” on August 17, 2021 from 3 to 5 p.m. You’ll be able to participate in a virtual workshop that is interactive and transdisciplinary. During it, you and others will explore what equity could look like for Kansas City, Missouri’s built environment. We’ll also: Identify what […]

Because of This: Just Ride

Just Ride is a community bike ride series rooted in the ideas of community, communities + mobility justice. Organized by Urban Planner and Placemaker, Emmanuel Cook Jr., Just Ride advocates for the right to live in and move through public space without the fear of violence, harm, or oppression. This series is a collaboration with a KC Urban […]

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 […]

ADVOCACY ALERT: Comment on the Missouri State Freight and Rail Plan

Deadline of Friday, June 4 to help ensure Missouri’s improvements to its rail system also supports walking and biking! MODOT is updating the state’s freight and rail plan. One of the central focuses of the plan is to identify “strategies for the transportation network to operate harmoniously across all modes.” The schedule for the plan […]

Let’s Talk: A Virtual Chat with Brian Platt

How does the City Manager help guide the future of land use and transportation in Kansas City? Join us for a conversation with KCMO’s new City Manager, Brian Platt. We’ll talk about his goals for Kansas City and how he is working with departments like Public Works and Parks & Recreation to make active living […]