News/Blog Archive

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 […]

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. […]