By Maggie Priesmeyer, Education Programs Manager The idea of a bike program at East High School in the Kansas City Public School District started small– with an email several months ago from a math teacher interested in bringing bicycle education to a few of his students. After an initial planning meeting and settling on a […]
The long, long-delayed project to add 13 miles of bike lanes in the Greater Downtown is finally moving forward! This morning the project went out to bid for a construction company to start the work this summer. It’s looking hopefully that this project will finally come to fruition later this year, after two years of […]
It’s Bike Month! Tour de Bier is in just over a week and there are plenty of bike-themed activities coming up this month along with some other action items and celebration of some successes. May is Bike Month May is Bike Month. Join the other organizations, schools and municipalities who have posted their information on our […]
Bike Month 2016 is here! We wanted to take a moment and highlight the events we already have planned for this year and encourage you to go to the KC Bike Month site and add your own! National Bike To School Day is Wednesday, May 4th. Ask your school about what they have planned and […]
Recently, the BLAST program was featured in the online publication Atlas Lens. Here’s an excerpt from the article: Orange practice cones pockmark the blacktop at James Elementary School in Kansas City’s Historic Northeast district. Gusts of wind send flurries of leaves and petals past a group of students sitting attentively around an instructor. A small […]
The City of Leawood, in coordination with the Mid-America Regional Council (MARC) is hosting a series of meetings, the first on April 20th and the other on April 28th, from 6-8pm at The Lodge at Ironwoods Park. The March 29 meeting will begin with a short presentation. Then you’ll be asked to review exhibits that describe the vision […]
It appears that Kansas City, Missouri has won the race to install the region’s first bike box. With minimal fanfare outside of some nerding-out on social media, crews quietly slapped down green paint and bike stencils at the intersection of 11th and Main. While KCMO has used green paint in the past, this is the first […]
Over 4,000 kids from 30 elementary schools have graduated from BikeWalkKC’s BLAST program since we started in 2012, and this fall we are excited to bring BLAST to four new schools in the Olathe School District.
The Waldo CID, Family Bikes, and the city of KCMO is holding a series of open house events this week to gather public input on how best to improve the intersection of 75th and Wornall in Waldo. The first meeting is this evening (Tuesday, August 11th) at 5:30 p.m. An historic streetcar suburb, Waldo is replete with […]
We are disappointed to learn that the plan for 13 miles of Downtown bike lanes and a road diet on Grand Boulevard has been delayed yet again.