“Nobody uses the bike lanes in Kansas City!” A new Gillham Road report says otherwise.
Evidence-based analysis for Gillham Road shows bike lanes are well-used and encourage people to bike more than before. People love it and want to see more protected places to bike, walk, and roll.
New Stanley Elementary nurtures a neighborhood culture of walking and biking
New Stanley Elementary in Kansas City, Kansas is special. In an era of school budget cuts and hour-long school bus commutes, New Stanley is a true neighborhood school. About half of the students already walk to school, and P.E. teacher Jennifer Spears says that it wouldn’t take much for nearly all of the students to […]
ALERT: Ask KCMO City Hall to Close the Gap between Gillham, Brush Creek, and the Trolley Track Trail.
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.
Tell KCMO City Council you support walking, biking, and transit in the KC Spirit Playbook!
The Playbook includes great ideas, but the approval process could water them down In the coming weeks, the City Council will consider the final draft of the KC Spirit Playbook and vote on whether to approve it. BikeWalkKC needs your help to ensure that the mobility elements remain in the plan as they are now […]
(UPDATED) Theft Alert and Plea for Help!
Help us find or replace a trailer full of kids bikes stolen from BikeWalkKC.
Truman Road compromise moves forward
The Transportation, Infrastructure, and Operations (TIO) committee met yesterday (March 1) to discuss the Truman Road protected bike lanes and a proposed compromise. They unanimously approved a compromise that will remove the bike lane on the north side of Truman Road and will convert the south side bike lane into a two-way cycle track. The […]
Money Talks for Safer Streets: KCMO FY23-24 Budget
Did you miss Money Talks for Safer Streets, BikeWalkKC’s first budget advocacy training? Watch the recording of the virtual training or catch up on what we discussed in the blog below! Budget season is upon us, Kansas City! That means it’s a prime opportunity to advocate for funds to support places for people. Though this […]
🚨 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 […]