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Safer streets are possible, but we need your help

We’ve come a long way, but the work is far from over Give now to help us fight for safer streets Automobile crashes are on the rise across the KC metro. Over the last five years, our region has averaged 233 crash-related deaths and 1200 serious injuries per year. In 2020, over 100 people have died […]

KDOT Kicks off Active Transportation Planning

The Kansas Department of Transportation is embarking on their first update of the state’s active transportation plan in 25 years. An exciting development, the “Kansas ATP will focus on how active transportation can be improved through better policies, planning, design and partnerships with other state agencies and local communities.” Read the press release for more […]

BikeWalkKC gives thanks

This year has been full of triumphs, blessings, achievements, courage, and hard work. We’re grateful for our members and funders who saw a need and rose to meet it and for the “bike boom” that brought fresh legs into this race for places for people. We worked with partners to support the Tenant’s Bill of […]

KCK adopts Complete Streets Ordinance

Last Thursday, the Unified Government of Kansas City, Kansas and Wyandotte County took an important step towards building safer streets for everyone in their community. Following a presentation by the UG Planning Department, the Board of Commissioners voted unanimously to adopt a Complete Streets ordinance! You can check out a copy of the adopted language […]

BikeWalkKC members make change in their neighborhoods

At our recent Annual Member Meeting, we talked about how BikeWalkKC is partnering with organizations and municipalities across state lines to redefine our streets as places for people. You can catch up on our reports from the Education, Bike Share, Community Planning, and Advocacy departments on our YouTube channel. And we recommend you do, because […]

WDOR Proclamations: Communities recognizing the costs of unsafe streets

World Day of Rememrbance for Road Traffic Victims (WDOR) is an international day of observance that began 25 years ago to remember those killed and injured by traffic violence. Formally adopted by the United Nations in 2005, the day is also meant to thank emergency personnel and prompt communities around the world to grapple with […]

Move Your Way: Wyandotte County adapts to pandemic protocols

The first of October marked the end of the Move Your Way: Wyandotte County campaign, a program of the US Department of Health and Human Services facilitated by BikeWalkKC, WYCO Health Department, and the Department of Population Health at KU Medical Center. The program, which began in December 2019, took a swift turn as the […]

Westwood adopts Complete Streets Policy

A road diet on 47th street includes bike lanes, crosswalks, and a center left turn lane. These features make the street safer for all road users by slowing car traffic and making connections to popular destinations like Lulu’s. The City of Westwood, Kansas, is the latest Kansas City metro municipality to adopt a Complete Streets […]