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A Bike Rack for Anthony

When Anthony Saluto’s family approached us to ask for help in bringing attention to the sentencing of the man who killed him, we worked to spread the word among the metro’s cycling community and spoke out at the hearing alongside his family. We understood, much as they did, that Anthony’s life had meaning and that […]

Strategic planning for active transportation in Kansas

BikeWalkKC and Bike Walk Wichita are leading a new strategic planning project with active transportation and recreation stakeholders across the state of Kansas, with the goal of developing a unified voice for organizations across the state, cultivating an accessible wealth of data and information for all, and strengthening the ability of local organizations to work […]

The littlest pedestrians learn walking safety

Before we pedal, we walk, and while preschool kids are too young for our Bicycle Lessons and Safety Training, they are definitely ready for pedestrian safety lessons! Earlier this fall, we taught the basics of walking safely to children at Columbus Park YMCA and Park Hill YMCA Head Start programs and to a LINC ice […]

Quick builds for calmer streets

What is the basic formula for creating a safer intersection? Prioritize the most vulnerable road users. That was our goal when we partnered with Children’s Mercy and KCMO Public Works to implement a traffic calming demonstration at Van Brunt and St. John in the Indian Mound neighborhood of Northeast KC last week. This project, along […]

The Multimodal Route to Affordable Housing

By the BikeWalkKC Policy Team, Eric Bunch and Michael Kelley It’s no secret that Kansas City (like the rest of the region and the nation) has an affordable housing problem. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) defines affordability as when a household spends no more than 30% of its income on housing-related […]

What We Learned – When Crashes Occur

Following the sentencing of the man who killed Anthony Saluto, BikeWalkKC wanted to understand the process through which a case like this is approached. We’re an advocacy organization, not a law firm or victim’s rights agency, so it helped for us to reach out to those who work in that realm to get a better […]

Traffic-calming demonstration in Rosedale

In 2013, Kansas City, Kansas and Kansas City, Missouri took great steps to make Southwest Boulevard safer for cyclists when they painted bike lanes from the Crossroads District in KCMO all the way to Merriam Lane. These efforts have continued to evolve and improve over the last five years, and a new effort in Rosedale […]

What’s GOing on with Bond and Sidewalk Repairs in KCMO?

Since the passage of the GO Bonds in April 2017, there has been considerable discussion about where and how the $7.5 million being allocated annually for sidewalk repairs are being spent. Last Tuesday, we got our first look at the progress that has been made, via KC STAT. There were some bright spots, including: – […]