City Hall is repaving 47th Street/Cleaver Boulevard right now, but is choosing not to close a dangerous gap between three important bike/pedestrian corridors. They are missing a huge opportunity to leverage the repaving process to quickly and efficiently make a much-needed safety improvement.
Tag Archives: safety
Update on Truman Road Protected Bike Lanes (February 1st City Council Hearing)
Proposed compromise would convert one-way protected bike lanes to a two-way cycletrack with more permanent car parking, with final decision delayed at least two weeks to work out the details.
🚨 ALERT – Stop the Removal of the Truman Road Protected Bike Lanes!
UPDATE: Read our report from the February 1st hearing at City Hall and proposed compromise for Truman Road. BikeWalkKC learned this morning (January 27) that Councilmembers Robinson (3rd District) and Ellington (3rd District At-Large) have introduced an ordinance to remove Truman Road from the Protected Bike Lane Plan. In addition, it would force the […]
Update on January 18th Truman Road Meeting
Dear BikeWalkKC Members, We want to give a brief update on the meeting that was held at the Gregg/Klice Community Center on January 18 regarding the Truman Road protected bike lane project. The primary purpose of the meeting was for city officials to share the solutions and revised plans to the project based on community […]
Statement on Truman Road protected bike lanes and January 6th public meeting
Dear BikeWalkKC members, Many of you have expressed concerns about recent developments related to the Truman Road protected bike lane project. We want to provide you with the information we have at hand, and to offer some additional resources and recommendations for next steps. On January 6, 2023, a meeting was held at Gregg/Klice Community […]
Press Release: BikeWalkKC announces new project to address structural racism in traffic infrastructure
CONTACT: Amy Scrivner Director of Development and Communications email@example.com 816-205-7056 BikeWalkKC is pleased to announce our selection as a grantee of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Using Local Data to Address Structural Racism grant program. RWJF, in partnership with the Urban Institute (Urban), awarded 38 grants nationally to help communities use data to improve community conditions […]
A Coalition for a Crosswalk in Leawood
In October 2021, a driver struck Leah Maugans’ son while he was crossing the street near Lee Boulevard and 93rd street. Thankfully, her son survived. In the aftermath of the crash, Leah began pushing for the City of Leawood to install a crosswalk to keep other residents safe. She reached out to BikeWalkKC for help, […]
Support the KCMO Vision Zero Action Plan!
Tell the City Council to take this critical step to protect vulnerable road users! The Vision Zero Action Plan will guide the city’s efforts towards eliminating traffic fatalities and serious injuries by 2030, and we need your help to ensure the City Council approves the plan. Click here to support the Vision Zero Action Plan! […]
“It prevents me from being independent” Neighborhood walk auditors evaluate I-70 corridor with MoDOT and consultants
We often say that once you take a walk with BikeWalkKC, you can never just “go for a walk” again. Once you notice how street trees shade a neighborhood, or how uneven pavement makes a sidewalk unusable, you will always consider how our built environment either divides or connects our communities. This awareness will help […]
Tresa biked to work, and you can, too!
Tresa Carter loves to walk. She enjoys spending time in nature, even when the nature is nestled in between houses and sidewalks in her KCMO neighborhood. Her dog, Winnie, takes in the scents and sounds while Tresa waves to her neighbors and soaks up the sunshine. As BikeWalkKC’s Director of Community Planning, she wants to […]