Advocate for safe and active transportation
Bike Walk Wichita is dedicated to furthering the advancement of safe active transportation. Much of the funding for bicycle/pedestrian projects falls within the guidelines of our governmental transportation department and municipal planning authorities. Bike Walk Wichita works to influence our civic and community leaders in their roles towards developing a safer built environment that is inclusive of all types of pedestrians; bicyclists, runners, walkers, children, the handicapped, etc. Click here for contact info for Wichita City Council Members.
Bike Walk Wichita chooses projects to advocate using a democratic process, where members nominate and vote for the projects they’re interested in. Advocacy efforts are generally needs-based, and priority is granted, but not limited, to community impact and urgency.
One of the best ways you can advocate for safer and healthier community is to vote! Follow this link to register to vote and be watching for Bike Walk Wichita’s voter forums as elections are near.
How can you help?
From time to time, Bike Walk Wichita calls on our members and supporters to make their voices known on issues for supporting cyclist and pedestrian causes. Sign up for Advocacy Alerts so you can engage with your civic and community leaders. It can be as simple as sending a letter or email; or you can attend a city council meeting. Whatever the need, your advocacy support can align with our efforts to create positive change in the community. Or you can request a Share the Road sign to increase awareness.
What’s new in Advocacy
- KS Distracted Driving Senate Bill 274 - The KS Senate Transportation Committee will be meeting THIS Tuesday, Jan 30th to discuss proposed SB 274 which will expand the current distracted driving law to include ANY distracted action. It also allows for a penalty to be given without a collision. Bike Walk Wichita will be providing testimony in support of this bill. Please
- 2018 Strategic Planning - Everyone knows you have better chances of getting where you’re intending to go if you have a map. With so much energy and excitement in the local biking and walking community and within our growing organization, we want your input in helping develop our 2018 Strategic Plan to ensure we are focusing efforts where our
- Redbud Path Meetings – Nov 8 & 13 - Red Bud Multi-Use Path Meeting Design work is currently underway for improvements to the Redbud Multi-Use Path from K-96 to 159th Street East. The proposed improvements include a 14-foot wide path for the length of the project and the installation of a new waterline and sewer main between 127th Street and K-96. Multiple options are