Our Safe Routes to School Project at James Elementary in the Old Northeast is delivering a wide range of programs, training, and policies to make it safer and easier for students walk and bike to school – and it's coming to more schools next fall!
Thousands of students, parents, families, and educators across the Kansas City region walked to school on Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016, as part of International Walk to School Day organized by BikeWalkKC, MARC, and KCHealthyKids. A record 91 schools in the Greater Kansas City and Lawrence areas participated this year, up from 66 schools in 2015 (a 38% increase). […]
US Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx challenges mayors to improve safety walking and biking. KCMO Mayor Sly James takes on the challenge, and BikeWalkKC invites other KC area mayors to join him.
Pilot project to implement an intensive intervention focused on one school and its surrounding neighborhood. The scope of work ranged from direct student programming all the way up to district-wide policy review. James Elementary is part of the Kansas City Public Schools and is located in the Indian Mound Neighborhood of the city’s Historic Old […]
Students participating in BikeWalkKC's Safe Routes to School project will celebrate National Bike School Day.
This spring BikeWalkKC's successful school-based bike skills curriculum has expanded to four new schools in the KCK and North Kansas City school districts, now serving more than 500 fifth graders across the metro area. BLAST (Bicycle Lesson And Safety Training) is our innovative school-based program that brings a fleet of bikes into local elementary schools […]
Put Those Car Keys Away – October is International Walk to School Month; Celebrate With Thousands of Students from Local Schools by Walking to School in October. Walking to school is the first step in creating a healthy future for our region. BikeWalkKC is helping schools across the region celebrate walking to school. Kansas City, […]
One of the benefits of working with local foundations is the deeply connected relationship a nonprofit builds with the organization. Since our very early days, BikeWalkKC has been a recipient of support from the Health Forward Foundation (HFF, formerly the Healthcare Foundation of Greater Kansas City). The Health Forward Foundation advocates for healthy and equitable communities […]
Over the next two weeks, in a series called #GOVote, we will explore the many reasons BikeWalkKC endorses KCMO Questions 1, 2, 3 on the April 4th ballot. Follow along as we detail the myriad benefits these measures bring to walking and biking in KCMO. GO Bond Question 1 would establish a $150m fund for […]
After a day of intense debate yesterday the KCMO City Council finally agreed on and unanimously approved an infrastructure program to send to voters on April 4th. Despite heavy pressure from the highway builders for a roads-first approach, the final plan that emerged yesterday has the potential to be transformational for walking, biking, and neighborhood […]