News/Blog Archive

YOU can speak up for safer streets: upcoming advocacy opportunities

Our local governments work best when residents get involved. Whether you talk to your neighbors about sidewalk conditions, attend a public meeting about Complete Streets, or write your councilperson about drivers speeding by your kids’ school, you are an advocate for necessary change in your community. Your voice matters, and it is important that you […]

GO KC Sidewalk Program kicks off new phase with public meeting series

Thanks to your support, BikeWalkKC and our community partners successfully advocated for a $150 million sidewalk program that voters overwhelmingly approved in 2017. City Hall is moving forward to implement the program, and there are several opportunities for you to learn more and get involved. Public Meetings Learn about the GO KC Sidewalk Program and […]

Bike paths aren’t just for cyclists

We are disappointed that the KC Star Editorial Board has chosen to mischaracterize safer streets in Kansas City as a false choice between improvements to the built environment (like bike paths) and other issues facing residents, while ignoring the long-standing disparities in safety and connectivity on the East Side. Residents there are not only more […]

PRESS RELEASE: One day, two hit-and-runs in the Metro

There were two separate hit-and-run crashes in the metro on Sunday, August 11. The first crash occurred around 5:30 am in Independence. Officers were called to the intersection of North Kiger Road and U.S. 24 Hwy. When they arrived, they found 30-year-old Misty M. Collins dead at the scene. Police say the driver of a […]

PRESS RELEASE: Hit-and-run injures child in KCMO

A 9-year-old boy was seriously injured in a hit-and-run on Sunday, August 4. The crash occurred at the intersection of Smart and Spruce Avenues just after 6 p.m. The victim, who was riding his tricycle at the time of the crash, was thrown off and found by police, lying unconscious in the street. The driver […]

PRESS RELEASE: Cyclist killed in Independence

A person riding a bike died early on the morning of Sunday, August 4 in a crash in Independence. The crash occurred at the intersection of College and Emery streets. The person was riding south on Emery when they were struck by the driver, who was heading west on College. The driver stayed on the […]

Staff news: Eric Bunch and Michael Kelley

On August 1st, 2019, BikeWalkKC Co-Founder Eric Bunch was sworn in as City Councilmember for KCMO’s 4th District and transitioned to a new role in the organization. Eric has been with BikeWalkKC since the beginning, as a Co-Founder, Education Director, and most recently Policy Director. His leadership has been critical for the organization’s growth and […]

Walking/Bussing/Scooting in an Intern’s Shoes

Kaylah Beatty is a sophomore at the Ewing Marion Kauffman school and a summer intern with our Education team. As part of her immersion in our active transportation advocacy and education, we took her on a Multimodal Transportation Tour of Downtown Kansas City. In her words: Before going on the Multimodal Transportation Tour, I never […]