Category Archives: Advocacy

Bike lanes could be coming Downtown

Tonight there is an opportunity to lean about and support new bike lanes on Grand Boulevard from the Missouri River to Crown Center. UMB Bank and the City are kicking off a big project to make Grand a truly grand … Continue reading

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Let’s make this the Summer of Bike Lanes in KC

Last week the Star ran an editorial calling on the City to paint more bike lanes this summer, and BikeWalkKC following up with campaign to send the Mayor and City Council postcards and email messages asking them to Put Paint … Continue reading

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City issues traffic panic and barely mentions alternatives

Today the City issued a press release warning of traffic congestion overloaded surface parking anticipated Downtown due to a morning event at the Sprint Center on Tuesday. While the release included a passing mention of carpooling, there was no mention … Continue reading

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Here’s a chance to get better bicycling in the Northland

There is a new plan afoot for the Gashland and Nashua areas, and if you want the future of the area to include better bicycling, walking, and transit – then now is the time to speak up.  There is a … Continue reading

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Leawood kicks off Bike Week with Complete Streets policy

BikeWalkKC reports that Leawood has adopted a new Complete Streets policy on the first day of Bike Week!

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KCMO achieves Bicycle Friendly Community status!

Just three years after the Mayor and City Council set a goal for Kansas City become a Platinum Bicycle Friendly City by 2020, news comes that we’ve reached the first milestone with a Bronze Bicycle Friendly City award. Today the … Continue reading

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KCK Complete Streets vote tonight

Tonight the Kansas City, KS/Wyandotte County Board of Commissioners will vote on a Complete Streets resolution, so that someday soon these kids in Rosedale will sidewalks upon which to walk to school. The Commission meeting is tonight at 7:00 p.m. … Continue reading

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What the earnings tax means for bicycling and walking

On Tuesday Kansas City voters will decide on continuing the city’s 1% earnings tax, the loss of which would be devastating to bicycling and walking and stop all the progress the city has made in recent years. Bike/ped projects are … Continue reading

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KCK votes on Complete Streets tonight

Note: This vote has been rescheduled for Thursday, April 7th. Tonight Thursday April 7th the Wyandotte County/Kansas City, KS Commission will vote on a Complete Streets ordinance.  If you live, work, bike, or walk in KCK, please attend the Commission … Continue reading

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Lee’s Summit already undermining its Complete Streets policy

In November 2010 Lee’s Summit became the first metro community with a Complete Streets policy, but barely four months later the city is undermining the policy with a sharp departure from earlier plans to accomodate bicycle traffic on Lee’s Summit … Continue reading

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