It’s easy to get discouraged when delays, roadblocks, budget cuts, global pandemics, and other surprises frustrate the best laid plans to improve walking and biking infrastructure. As the year draws to a close, BikeWalkKC wants to celebrate some of the bike projects that persevered in 2020 to support safe and active streets for all users. […]
Last night, the North Kansas City City Council held a special public meeting to discuss the recent “complete street” improvements to Armour Road, to decide then and there whether to rip out the changes less than a month after they were completed. The meeting, and its outcome, came down to numbers: Grassroots organizers in support […]
The mayor and city council of North Kansas City are considering removing recently-finished Complete Streets project on Armour Road, and will likely decide next steps at this special public meeting. There will be time for public comment: the mayor and city council need to hear why keeping Armour’s improvements in place is important to you. […]
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 […]
Join Rosedale Development Association, BikeWalkKC, business owners, and residents, for a day of reimagining Southwest Boulevard to be more bike and pedestrian friendly. The demonstration will take place on Southwest Boulevard between Iowa and Cherokee Streets. In addition to experiencing the temporary infrastructure, engage with various fun activities and meet your neighbors!
RideKC will hold a Community Meeting this Saturday to discuss its Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Planning and Feasibility Study for Independence Avenue, and we want to see you there! The study has major implications for transit users in general and the region as a whole. The 9-mile stretch of Independence Avenue is one of the […]
Join city leaders, project staff, and project partners for a ribbon cutting and bike ride celebrating Kansas City’s latest Complete Streets achievement! Coffee graciously provided by Mother Earth Coffee.
Last year Overland Park created one of the region’s most ambitious bike plans, and since then the city is moving rapidly to begin implementing the plan. We recently checked in with City Traffic Engineer Brian Shields for an update on the construction of on-street bike routes in Overland Park. Bike Lanes The big news is […]
Road diets are vital for the mobility and the health of Kansas Citians. We know, we’ve been the ones telling you about that throughout the year. We wrote about it for the Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City. We’ve been working with the City Halls around the region to find opportunities for road diets […]
A much-needed road diet and new sidewalk are finally under construction on Mission Road in the Rosedale area of KCK. We are excited to see a new pedestrian connection for Rosedale Park and Frank Rushton Elementary School!