ADVOCACY ALERT: Comment on the Missouri State Freight and Rail Plan

Deadline of Friday, June 4 to help ensure Missouri’s improvements to its rail system also supports walking and biking! MODOT is updating the state’s freight and rail plan. One of the central focuses of the plan is to identify “strategies for the transportation network to operate harmoniously across all modes.” The schedule for the plan […]

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.

The Multimodal Route to Affordable Housing

By the BikeWalkKC Policy Team, Eric Bunch and Michael Kelley It’s no secret that Kansas City (like the rest of the region and the nation) has an affordable housing problem. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) defines affordability as when a household spends no more than 30% of its income on housing-related […]

KC-APA 2018 Symposium – Bicycle Blueprint

Hear from local and national experts and learn best practices on bicycle planning and transit integration, including BikeWalkKC’s own Thomas Morefield. Click here to learn more and to register: http://kc-apa.org/event-details.php?eid=126

Bike Transportation Planning series kicks off with city officials in Raytown and Lee’s Summit

Last week 12 city employees from Raytown and Lee’s Summit completed the first installment of BikeWalkKC’s new Bicycle Transportation Planning class, which helps local cities design and build better places to bike and walk. Our first class included staff who work in public works, traffic engineering, planning, parks, and other fields in both cities. Participants […]