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First Quarter Update on the 2022 Policy Platform

It’s hard to believe we’re already a quarter of the way through 2022. When we started the new year, we shared our policy platform to outline the goals we had to advocate for better walking, biking, and transit in KCMO and beyond. Now that we’re through the first three months of 2022, we wanted to […]

Will KCMO build 30 miles of protected bike lanes? Only if they hear from you!

Update: KCMO City Council voted 11-2 to approve a five-year plan for protected bike lanes and a list of projects scheduled for construction in 2022. Attend public meetings and reach out to your councilmembers in support of more connected and protected routes for 2022 and beyond! When KCMO passed the Vision Zero resolution back in 2020, […]

Taking on Traffic Laws - A How-To Guide for Decriminalizing Mobility

Press Release: BikeWalkKC and Safe Routes Partnership unveil “Taking on Traffic Laws” guide and webinar

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 9, 2022 CONTACTS: Amy Scrivner 816-205-7056 x4 513-919-9613 cell amy.scrivner@bikewalkkc.org Marisa Jones 610-428-4827 marisa@saferoutespartnership.org            BikeWalkKC and Safe Routes Partnership unveil “Taking on Traffic Laws: a How-To Guide for Decriminalizing Mobility” with a webinar on April 20 In communities across the United States, there are laws that criminalize the simple acts […]

Speak up for walking, biking, and accessibility in the KCMO budget

The proposed budget has been released in KCMO! This enormous document lays out what the city plans to fund for the next fiscal year starting May 1st. Everything from housing and stormwater to public art and emergency services is included. There’s also funding for transportation. You can see the budget in full by clicking here. […]

Distracted Driving Legislation Moves Forward in Missouri

For years, Missouri has been one of only two states in the nation without a cell phone messaging ban for all drivers. While there is legislation banning texting and driving for those 21 and younger, nothing exists for those 22 and up. This is especially concerning given that data shows that 70% of drivers using […]

Recapping Progress for KCMO Pedestrians During the Pandemic

With all of the policy developments around biking and transit, it’s easy to walk past the developments on the pedestrian front in Kansas City. Yet even within the years of the pandemic, there have been bright spots for walking in the city, supported by the advocacy efforts of people like you. Let’s take a step […]

Photo credit: Christy Radecic for Hollis + Miller Architects

Speaking Up for Better Walking and Biking in Blue Springs

Featured image photo credit: Christy Radecic for Hollis + Miller Architects 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 school, he began to dig deeper. He found that the proposed changes lacked details on how to improve […]