BikeWalkKC wants to highlight the stories of everyday advocates who use their voices to push for better walking and biking in their community. Check out the first entry below. Matt Roberds is a resident who lives near Blue Springs High School. When he heard that the school district planned to make some improvements around the […]
Lorrie Lomas-Brown, a vocal and persistent advocate for safer streets in Kansas City and throughout the State of Missouri, passed away on January 10. She was 60 years old. Lorrie’s journey into advocacy began with tragedy. On April 3, 2016, Lorrie’s son Anthony was riding his bike on Independence Avenue when he was struck and […]
With more protected bike lanes getting built in the KC region recently, there is a lot to learn about this new infrastructure. We created a new guide about protected bike lanes to help everyone learn more about what they are, why they are so important for safety, and how to use them. All About Protected […]
Missouri’s local bike/pedestrian advocacy organizations congratulate our partners at the State of Missouri on accepting the Rock Island Corridor for development into a future rail trail.
An amended version advances which will allow for better planning and community engagement. Earlier today, the KCMO transportation committee met to discuss Ordinance 210966, which, in its original iteration, would have significantly limited efforts to implement Complete Streets and Vision Zero if adopted. BikeWalkKC had worked with Councilwoman Robinson to try to address issues with […]
UPDATE: When this ordinance was debated at City Council on December 8, 2021, 1st District Councilmember Heather Hall proposed making it apply to the entire city. This means that existing and future bike facilities are at risk. Here’s how you can take action to save Complete Streets and Vision Zero in KC: Call your councilmembers and […]
If you are like us, you dream of coming down the stairs on Christmas morning to find a freshly-poured raised crosswalk, or perhaps a protected bike lane. But infrastructure is hard to gift wrap, so we’ve made a list of favorite gifts for our friends who also love walking, biking, and urban living. For the […]
Late last week, the House of Representatives adopted a $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill, ending months of debate over legislation intended to improve everything from roads and bridges to lead pipes and the internet. There is quite a bit in this new legislation. While it is not perfect on issues like equity or climate change, several […]
Tresa will lead our urban planning program’s work to build connected, healthy, sustainable, and equitable communities. BikeWalkKC is one of the few active transportation nonprofits that employ urban planners as part of our strategy to make walking and biking simple solutions to complex problems of mobility, sustainability, health, equity, and prosperity. Our community planning program […]
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