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PRESS RELEASE: Two pedestrians struck in KCMO

Two pedestrians were struck in a crash that occurred on the afternoon of Wednesday, April 15. The crash occurred near 98th Street and Wornall Road around 4:20 p.m. According to police, a man and a woman were attempting to cross the street when they were struck by the driver. The driver stopped, provided a statement, […]

Update: Space for People proposal heads to full KCMO City Council

The KCMO City Council’s Transportation Committee met this morning to discuss proposals to create more space for people to better adhere to social distancing guidelines as they walk, run, roll, or bike during the outbreak. The committee supported small-scale, neighborhood-led street projects. However, they did not support closing parts of four-lane streets to create connected […]

BikeWalkKC supports KCMO resolutions to create space for people during Coronavirus crisis

The following is the public testimony we submitted to the City of Kansas City, Missouri’s Transportation, Infrastructure, and Operations Committee on Wednesday, April 15 in support of Resolutions 200277 and 200279. The resolutions call for traffic calming and increased space for people to exercise and use active transportation during the Coronavirus crisis.  Public Testimony in […]

PRESS RELEASE: Pedestrian killed in hit-and-run in KCMO

A man was killed in a hit-and-run crash in KCMO on the afternoon of Monday, April 6. The crash occurred in Blue Valley Park. Officers were called to the scene just before 3:30 pm. According to witnesses, two men had engaged in an altercation when one man stabbed the other. The man who was stabbed […]

OurStreets app now tracks basic supplies during Coronavirus crisis

The same app that uses crowd-sourcing to report street hazards like blocked crosswalks is now available to share and find necessary goods like toilet paper and fresh produce. OurStreets Supplies allows users to share quantities of basics and numbers of people in the store, reducing the risk of close contact with employees and shoppers. On […]

Matt and his niece are preparing to cross the street at a striped crosswalk with temporary yellow and white curb extensions. Text reads, "What is a walkable neighborhood?"

Is your neighborhood walkable? How to conduct a “walk audit”

How do you move through your neighborhood? Do you feel comfortable walking or rolling, or is driving the only safe mode? A walkable community connects neighbors and builds strong and resilient relationships, improves public health, and builds wealth for people who live there. Good sidewalks and safe intersections provide access to services and jobs and […]

PRESS RELEASE: Pedestrian struck and killed in Olathe

A woman was killed in Olathe after being struck by a driver on the afternoon of March 31, 2020. The crash occurred near the intersection of W. 138th Street and S. Black Bob Road. According to police, the victim, an unidentified 61-year-old woman, was walking her dog when she was struck by the driver. The […]

Reflections on the Virtual Bike Summit

Not canceled, but reimagined: The National Bike Summit, an annual event hosted by the League of American Bicyclists that features informative breakout sessions, great networking opportunities, congressional lobbying efforts, and more. The COVID-19 virus made an in-person conference impossible, but rather than leaving attendees to “spin their wheels,” the League found a way to make […]