2022 BikeWalkKC Policy Platform: The Second Quarter Update

We’re officially halfway through 2022, a full six months since we shared our policy platform to outline the goals BikeWalkKC set to advocate for better walking, rolling, biking, and transit in KCMO and beyond. It’s time for another update on where we are with what we set out to achieve. Below is an update on […]

First Quarter Update on the 2022 Policy Platform

It’s hard to believe we’re already a quarter of the way through 2022. When we started the new year, we shared our policy platform to outline the goals we had to advocate for better walking, biking, and transit in KCMO and beyond. Now that we’re through the first three months of 2022, we wanted to […]

Taking on Traffic Laws - A How-To Guide for Decriminalizing Mobility

Press Release: BikeWalkKC and Safe Routes Partnership unveil “Taking on Traffic Laws” guide and webinar

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 9, 2022 CONTACTS: Amy Scrivner 816-205-7056 x4 513-919-9613 cell amy.scrivner@bikewalkkc.org Marisa Jones 610-428-4827 marisa@saferoutespartnership.org            BikeWalkKC and Safe Routes Partnership unveil “Taking on Traffic Laws: a How-To Guide for Decriminalizing Mobility” with a webinar on April 20 In communities across the United States, there are laws that criminalize the simple acts […]

Distracted Driving Legislation Moves Forward in Missouri

For years, Missouri has been one of only two states in the nation without a cell phone messaging ban for all drivers. While there is legislation banning texting and driving for those 21 and younger, nothing exists for those 22 and up. This is especially concerning given that data shows that 70% of drivers using […]

Safer streets are possible, but we need your help

We’ve come a long way, but the work is far from over Give now to help us fight for safer streets Automobile crashes are on the rise across the KC metro. Over the last five years, our region has averaged 233 crash-related deaths and 1200 serious injuries per year. In 2020, over 100 people have died […]

BikeWalkKC Policy Manager Michael Kelley named National Emerging Leader of the Year by the League of American Bicyclists

Celebrate with Michael and other award winners virtually on May 14th at 4:30pm Every year the National Bike Summit recognizes individuals and organizations making outstanding contributions to the bike/ped movement. Due to the pandemic the Summit went virtual, and during May Bike Month so will the award celebrations. We are excited to share the news […]

A Model Policy for Complete Streets

As part of our efforts at the state level to support active transportation, BikeWalkKC works with the group Missourians for Responsible Transportation (MRT). MRT works to “develop strong communities by aligning local and regional advocacy efforts for streets, roads, and trails that work for all Missourians” and we do that in collaboration with partners from […]

Policy Brief #1: Where Housing and Transportation Intersect

We will be releasing a series of policy briefs that highlight the overlap between multimodal transportation and other important issues for the metro. This is the first installment of that series. Housing is not truly affordable if residents must drive everywhere to access jobs, education, and other services. Many households in Kansas City spend as […]

Why do we care about Armour Road in North Kansas City?

As the region’s only metro-wide pedestrian/bicycle advocacy organization, BikeWalkKC works in city halls across the five-county region to speak up for improvements to the built environment for all who live, work, and visit our cities. North Kansas City is one such city that we believe has been a leader in planning and implementing projects that […]

The ABCs of a DOT for KC

One of the mobility-related issues that has come up in the debates for the June 18th KCMO Mayoral and City Council election is the idea of a city-level Department of Transportation, or DOT. It’s an idea that we have been researching and studying for some time now. This is why we believe a KC DOT could be an effective strategy for improving mobility across the city and addressing the many challenges of a fractured transportation structure spread across multiple silos in City Hall. It could be especially effective in addressing long standing community frustration with the pace of improvements for people who walk, bike, and use transit.