News/Blog Archive

Survey Says: biking and walking are essential activities

Thanks to all who participated in our recent survey about how the COVID-19 crisis has impacted your lives and your ability to get around the Kansas City metro on-bike and on-foot. The results are in and, as we anticipated, lots of you are biking and walking now more than ever: This input matches trends being […]

PRESS RELEASE: Young skateboarder struck in the Northland

A young person was struck by a driver while skateboarding in the Northland on the evening of Sunday, May 17. The crash occurred shortly before 10:15 p.m. The victim was skateboarding with a friend near the intersection of NW 61st Street and NW Prairie View Road when they were struck by a driver heading south […]

Partnerships promote positive change in KCMO

Thursday in KCMO was a prime example of the power of teamwork. The City Council passed two resolutions supporting places for people: Vision Zero and an update to the City’s Climate Protection Plan. These victories were the result of community outreach and organizations standing together in solidarity for interdependent causes. The Vision Zero resolution, which […]

BikeWalkKC Policy Manager Michael Kelley named National Emerging Leader of the Year by the League of American Bicyclists

Celebrate with Michael and other award winners virtually on May 14th at 4:30pm Every year the National Bike Summit recognizes individuals and organizations making outstanding contributions to the bike/ped movement. Due to the pandemic the Summit went virtual, and during May Bike Month so will the award celebrations. We are excited to share the news […]

Complete Streets Project coming to Gillham Plaza

Since the adoption of the Complete Streets ordinance in 2017, the City of KCMO has been working to find opportunities to improve the built environment for all road users. The most recent effort on this front is the soon-to-be-complete improvements along portions of Gillham Plaza between Armour Boulevard and 31st Street. You can learn more […]

PRESS RELEASE: Pedestrian struck by two drivers in KCMO

A pedestrian was critically injured after being struck by two separate drivers in KCMO on Thursday, April 30. The crash occurred some time before 10 p.m. The pedestrian was initially struck by the first driver, who was heading westbound on Independence Avenue. The driver then pulled into a nearby lot, exited the vehicle to look […]

Not your typical Bike Month, but still much to celebrate

It’s the first day of National Bike Month! Typically, Bike Month is a time of celebrations like Bike to Work Day, Bike to School Day, the end of a busy semester of bike safety education, our annual membership campaign, planning for our 10th anniversary bash, and the Tour de Bier (now rescheduled for August 9). […]

#FeelGoodFriday: Open Streets for KC

We are happy that the City of KCMO has now launched Open Streets KC. This will create a number of ways and places for people to effectively spread out and engage in physical activity for the duration of the stay-at-home order, currently set to expire on May 15. What does Open Streets KC include? Neighborhood […]