News/Blog Archive

PRESS RELEASE: Pedestrian struck near Ruskin High School

A person was struck by the driver of a car near Ruskin High School on the afternoon of Wednesday, October 2. Officers are still trying to piece together what happened at the scene of the crash. Initial reports indicated that multiple pedestrians had been hit by the driver intentionally, but that information has not been […]

Active living in the Walking President’s hometown

Harry S. Truman loved to walk. He walked for health, he walked to deposit his Presidential paycheck, and after he returned home from DC, he walked around downtown Independence. Fifty years later, the Independence School District and the City of Independence are honoring their most famous resident by promoting active living and safe streets. After […]

BikeWalkKC Education Specialist attends summer school at Urban Leaders Fellowship

  BikeWalkKC Education Specialist David Hansen spent his summer deep-diving into local policy and non-profit work. Read on to learn more about his experience and find out how employment, early childhood education, and transportation are linked:  For seven weeks this summer, I had the opportunity to be a part of the Urban Leaders Fellowship program, […]

Why your neighborhood needs Safe Routes to School

  When we talk about Safe Routes to School, we’re talking about more than just crossing guards and drop-off queues. Developing Safe Routes to School involves a number of actions, from tiny to complex, that create a ripple affect throughout an entire community. When kids can walk, bike, or roll to school, everyone in the […]