A city incorporated in the auto-centric 1950s is committing itself to walkable neighborhoods. Mid-century politicians and urban planners designed Merriam, Kansas like many other suburban cities of that time– single family homes centered in large lawns on roomy streets, many without sidewalks. At the time, popular opinion held that especially in a city anchored by […]
A 9-year-old boy was killed in a crash on the evening of Thursday, July 18. The crash occurred near the intersection of 23rd Street and Kensington Avenue. The victim fell into the street and was struck by the driver. Police arrived and declared the boy dead at the scene. “We want to extend our condolences […]
With schools around the region expanding summer school offerings, the BikeWalkKC Education Team has even more opportunities to teach young people Bicycle Lessons and Safety Training (BLAST). In a recent session at Lakewood Elementary in North KC, students received three weeks of bike safety education and riding practice. Our instructors spent the first 5 days […]
A teenage cyclist was seriously injured in a crash on Wednesday, July 10. The crash occurred near the intersection of 26th and Indiana around 5:40 p.m. The driver of an SUV was heading northbound when they struck the victim. The driver stopped at the scene and cooperated with police. The teenager was transported to a […]
Last week, North Kansas City began construction on the first phase of its Armour Road Complete Streets Plan. This first phase of work extends from Ozark to Fayette Streets and includes a road diet (reducing the number of travel lanes), decorative crosswalks, new bump outs and medians, and new protected bike lanes. Armour Road is […]
Leasing KC “gets it.” At their grand opening celebration for their Landmark Lofts building, they proudly showed off the bright yellow bike racks BikeWalkKC’s Bike Parking Team installed along their block. Inside, guests took tours of the dedicated bike room, also outfitted by the Bike Parking team. As realtors in the residential rental market, Leasing […]
Congratulations to Mayor-elect Quinton Lucas and all of the returning and incoming City Council members! We look forward to working with them to advance our policy platform and to continue redefining our streets as places for people to build a culture of active living. KC’s transportation system can and should be a platform that supports the city’s strategic goals for equity, inclusion, affordability, sustainability, safety, and shared prosperity.
American cities are in the midst of a revolution in mobility and the use of city streets and public spaces. Ashley’s experience and talent will help advance BikeWalkKC’s mission to people first by redefining our streets as places for people to build a culture of active living.
One pedestrian was killed and another was seriously injured in separate hit-and-run crashes in Kansas City, Missouri on Sunday, June 16. The first crash occurred around 4 a.m. when police were called to the intersection of 31st and Benton. The victim, 36-year-old LaShanda Temple, was getting into a parked car when she was hit by […]
At the very core of BikeWalkKC’s mission is the idea that everyone deserves to move through their community in safety and comfort, whatever their mode of transportation. We recognize that some populations, including LGBTQIA+ people, are especially vulnerable to factors that negatively affect that freedom of mobility, such as harassment and homelessness. We published a […]