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PRESS RELEASE: Pedestrian seriously injured in KCMO crash

A pedestrian was seriously injured in a crash that occurred on the afternoon of Saturday, March 7. The crash occurred near the intersection of Forest Avenue and Emanuel Cleaver II Boulevard around 3:50 p.m. A pedestrian was attempting to cross the street when they were struck by a driver heading west. No word was available […]

Home Street Home: Changing how we think and talk about our streets

By Thomas Morefield, Director of Community Planning Education is an important part of BikeWalkKC’s work and that includes education about designing and building streets as places for people. When I lead training workshops, I like to begin with a simple exercise.  I ask people to think about their favorite street and why that street is […]

BikeWalkKC’s 10th Anniversary: notes from the first mile, 2011

  Since BikeWalkKC’s founding in 2010, we’ve developed in-demand programs, grown our membership, attracted new partners, and established ourselves as leaders in the field of bicycle and pedestrian education and advocacy. But as detailed in our first Mile 10 blog post, BikeWalkKC started out with just a handful of volunteers, a few small grants, and […]

Share your input for the 2020 Wyandotte County Budget

It’s budget season in Wyandotte County! BikeWalkKC has worked hard to improve the built environment for cyclists and pedestrians in KCK over the past year through our education efforts with Safe Routes to School and through our advocacy efforts with Healthy Communities Wyandotte. Something that is crucial to supporting those efforts is the annual budget. […]

Active Transportation in the new KCMO city budget

Last week City Hall released a proposed budget that includes some promising progress on walking and biking. In addition to the annual budget for the fiscal year starting May 1st, there is a five year capital improvement plan (CIP) that schedules infrastructure projects into the future.  Check out some highlights below, and then please help […]

Move Your Way in Wyandotte County

  Life comes at us from all directions, and sometimes it’s difficult to prioritize our health when work and school demand so much of our time. We know physical activity is important, but that doesn’t mean it’s easy to squeeze a family trip to the gym into an already packed schedule. Community support for active […]

BikeWalkKC’s February E-Newsletter

  No images? Click here     It’s time to paint the town red (and gold) Multimodal options for the Chiefs Kingdom Champions Parade on Wednesday What a game! We were thrilled to see the Chiefs win the Superbowl, and we’re ready to celebrate at the parade at 11:30 on Wednesday. We’ll be providing FREE […]

The First Mile: the founding of BikeWalkKC

Mile 0: preparing for the journey Our history goes back to 2008 and beyond.  That year, the League of American Bicyclists published its regular ranking of US bicycle-friendly cities. Kansas City was ranked last among the 50 biggest cities. That list caught the attention of BBC Radio. They came to town and spent two days […]