Leah and her neighbors at Leawood City Hall

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 […]

2022 Bike Friendly State Rankings for Kansas and Missouri

Understanding the Bike-Friendly State Rankings for Kansas and Missouri The League of American Bicyclists recently released their 2022 rankings of bike-friendly states, and the results were a mixed bag for Kansas and Missouri. Kansas improved from 37th in 2019 to 30th in 2022. Missouri regressed, falling from 35th in 2019 to 45th in 2022.  The […]

All about KC’s new protected bike lanes

With more protected bike lanes getting built in the KC region recently, there is a lot to learn about this new infrastructure. We created a new guide about protected bike lanes to help everyone learn more about what they are, why they are so important for safety, and how to use them. All About Protected […]

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 […]

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 […]