In the wake of the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and others at the hands of police, the protests that followed have forced a reckoning on the issue of overpolicing in Black communities. Ahmaud Arbery’s death in particular reinforced the truth that in public spaces, Black people often face greater risks than their white […]
How do you move through your neighborhood? Do you feel comfortable walking, or is driving the only safe mode? Use these tips and resources to do your own walkability audit: Choose your location. For your first audit, start small with one intersection or your regular walking route. Draw a map of your audit area or […]
The City of KCMO, Mid-America Regional Council and the City of Gladstone invite you to the third Open House for the North Oak Complete Streets project.
BikeWalkKC is excited to partner with OurStreets, a new app to crowdsource reports of dangerous driving, blocked crosswalks or bike lanes, and other street hazards that make it dangerous, difficult, or daunting to walk or bike in Greater Kansas City. For example, if you are in a bike lane and see a parked car blocking […]
Do you want to feel safe walking in your neighborhood, driving to work, or biking to the store? Join the growing chorus of advocates standing up for the safety of all road users.
City Councilmember’s comments are upsetting but don’t deter us from our agenda to advocate for safe streets in 2020. When our streets are safe for the most vulnerable, they are safe for everyone.
We are saddened by the news that Pablo Sanders passed away this afternoon. He was hit while biking across Southwest Trafficway Christmas Eve and had been hospitalized since then. A memorial fund has been set up in his name to help his family with medical and funeral expenses. Our thoughts are with Pablo’s family and […]
The intersection at Southwest Trafficway and Valentine Road is dangerous by design, and plans to make it safer are waiting on action from City Hall.
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 […]
Traffic deaths are as much of an epidemic as homicides. Ongoing media narratives about bikes versus cars ignore the real human cost of dangerous streets, which disproportionately impact communities of color and low wealth.