Now Hiring: Missouri Coalition Coordinator

Missouri’s local bike/pedestrian advocacy organizations are hiring a Coalition Coordinator to develop our new partnership on state-wide transportation policy and funding. The Coalition is a new group of Missouri transportation professionals who are joining forces to advocate for a statewide transportation system that is fiscally responsible and allows all Missourians to travel independently and safely. […]

Update on Bike Share Plans for 2018-2019

BikeWalkKC’s bike share program continues expand and grow since its debut in 2012. Our latest expansion in 2017 added several new locations in neighborhoods like UMKC, North Kansas City, the River Market, and West 39th Street. During 2018 we will be hard at work planning for future phases, incorporating new technology, and building a regional […]

BLAST goes on the road

Topeka physical education teachers got a winter break treat this week when Topeka Community Cycle Project (TCCP) and Topeka Public Schools invited BikeWalkKC’s education team for a refresher course in the Bicycle Lesson and Safety Training (BLAST) program. Topeka BLAST, supported by Safe Kids Shawnee County, the Topeka Community Foundation, and Heartland Healthy Neighborhoods is […]

Complete Streets are a reason to #FeelGoodFriday!

by Michael Kelley, Policy Coordinator Well, it took a three-hour session, two trips to City Hall, and one wooden bow tie, but… KCMO is getting Complete Streets! Yesterday, the Complete Streets ordinance came up for a vote before the City Council’s Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and passed, which we were expecting. The ordinance was co-sponsored […]

An Intern Wears Many Hats: A Pryor Leadership Fellow Looks Back

Blair Sundhausen, a senior at William Jewell this year, joined the education team this fall as a Pryor Leadership Fellow. We were thrilled to have Blair join us, learn about BikeWalkKC, and help with the delivery of the education programs! Blair shares her experience as a fellow in this blog post: “Being a student in […]

Responsible bike share

In recent months, you may have seen a growing number of stories about “dockless” bike share and wondered what it means and how it compares to our bike share system: Kansas City BCycle. Now in our 7th year of successful bike share operations, Kansas City BCycle is focused on making the Kansas City region a […]

Happy Thanksgiving from BikeWalkKC!

All of us at BikeWalkKC are grateful for YOU: the members, supporters, advocates, volunteers, and champions for making the Kansas City region a place for people to build a culture of active living. In the spirit of the season, we asked our staff what else they are thankful for this Thanksgiving. Here are some of […]

New faces, new roles at BikeWalkKC

Since our launch in 2011 BikeWalkKC has grown by leaps and bounds into one of the largest bike/ped advocacy organizations in the country. Not only have we grown in size and scope, we’ve also grown in terms of the complexity and sophistication of the work our team is doing every day. In response to this […]

We are hiring a Policy Coordinator

BikeWalkKC is now hiring a Policy Coordinator to assist with our Active Living Policy Council and other public policy initiatives. We are looking for someone with experience and expertise in public policy, community organizing, community outreach, coalition building, or public health outcomes. But more importantly we are seeking a person who shares our vision of […]

Bikeways in KCMO: What we are doing and how you can help

In an earlier blog post this week, we outlined steps we believe KCMO leadership can take to make real progress on installing bikeways in Kansas City. Many of you have asked what BikeWalkKC is doing and how you can help. What BikeWalkKC is doing Regular meetings with the City Manager, City Councilmembers, and city staff […]