Women Bike KC Celebrates Sisterhood in 2017

The Women Bike KC initiative is a product of women who want their sisters to feel confident, safe, and empowered to ride. It was launched in 2014 when BikeWalkKC hosted our very first Kansas City Women’s Bike Summit, and has grown into a year-round, multi-faceted effort to get more women and girls on bikes. “We […]

Speak up for biking and walking in the KCMO city budget

Over the past year City Hall has talked a lot about prioritizing walking and biking, and the proof will be in the 2018 city budget. Will they follow through with real investments in sidewalks, trails, and bike lanes? As the city updates its five year business plan, now is the time for residents to start speaking […]

Where do Lenexa City Council candidates stand on bike issues?

Elections are coming up in Lenexa, where bike lanes and Complete Streets are becoming a priority for residents and part of the discussion at City Hall. Jeff Carroll, an organizer of the I Bike Lenexa grassroots group, has quizzed the candidates and posted their responses. Wards 2 and 4 have contested races with multiple candidates […]

Roeland Park Walks, Bikes, and Plans for the Future

Bicycling and walking education has taken a giant step forward in Roeland Park, Kansas starting with some of the littlest of feet. On October 5th, Roesland Elementary had close to 350 participants in the International Walk to School Day event, where students, parents, PTA members, city officials and residents met at the Roeland Park City […]

Rodgers Health Partnership Expands to Adults

Glen Rumbaugh, BikeWalkKC’s Education Operations Coordinator, recently led an adult Earn-A-Bike session with residents of the Chouteau Housing court, made possible through our collaboration with Samuel U. Rodgers Health Center. Here, Glen tells us about the experience: I love bikes. As children, bikes gave us wings – it was as close to flying as most of […]

Kansas City’s first bike-specific traffic signal

KCMO Public Works recently installed the city’s first bike traffic signal at 11th and Main Downtown, and is hosting a public demo Friday morning at 10:00 am. Bike signals are increasingly common in the US as a way to give cyclists a separate phase in the traffic lights at intersections. KC’s first bike signal is […]

Give your feedback on KCMO’s Bike Friendly Community application

Kansas City, MO recently applied to be re-instated as a nationally recognized Bicycle Friendly Community. Now the League of American Bicyclists wants to hear from local residents on how bike friendly you think the city is. There is a short 5 minute survey you can fill out to share your opinion and provide any feedback that you […]

Pilot program with Operation Breakthrough combines bike safety with leadership

BikeWalkKC recently partnered with Operation Breakthrough to pilot a program that combined our Youth Ambassadors curriculum and their Leadership Class. The 6th through 9th graders worked on safe cycling practices, bike maintenance skills, and learned the importance of advocacy within communities. The nine students that met criteria based on attendance and participation even got to […]