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 […]

Let’s Talk: Connecting with the Rock Island Trail

People who walk and bike are already putting in the miles on the finished sections of the Rock Island Trail, and there’s still work to do! Join us for a webinar with Mike Sutherland, Executive Director of the Missouri State Parks and Ron Bentch, Project Director of Missourians for Responsible Transportation about what’s next for […]

Let’s Talk: Decriminalizing Mobility

Kansas City, like much of the nation, has grappled with what it means to create public spaces which protect Black and Brown people. For BikeWalkKC, part of that discussion has included a push to decriminalize walking and biking. But what does that mean, and how would it work for our community? In this info session, […]

MLK Jr. Nature Walk

Each year we gather our partners and the Kansas City community for a walk that elicits listening, reflecting, and honoring the words of Dr. King. His words resonate with us today and we use a walk to highlight them because for many, nature is a place of peacefulness, awe, and inspiration. We hope the walk can be restorative and provide a serene […]

KDOT Kicks off Active Transportation Planning

The Kansas Department of Transportation is embarking on their first update of the state’s active transportation plan in 25 years. An exciting development, the “Kansas ATP will focus on how active transportation can be improved through better policies, planning, design and partnerships with other state agencies and local communities.” Read the press release for more […]

BikeWalkKC members make change in their neighborhoods

At our recent Annual Member Meeting, we talked about how BikeWalkKC is partnering with organizations and municipalities across state lines to redefine our streets as places for people. You can catch up on our reports from the Education, Bike Share, Community Planning, and Advocacy departments on our YouTube channel. And we recommend you do, because […]

Walktober: Little Blue Valley

Walk, ride or run a different trail every Sunday in October! The month of October is ideal for exercising outside ~ the temperatures are cool and the colors are spectacular. Walktober makes the most of this great season by inviting participants on a tour of autumn’s most vibrant landscapes and inspiring everyone to make movement […]