Partner Profile: Health Forward Foundation

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 […]

BikeWalkKC’s Bike Share program to get new look after KCATA Board approves agreement

The Kansas City Area Transportation Authority (KCATA) Board of Commissioners approved a one-year agreement with BikeWalkKC for the Kansas City Bike Share system. The agreement will expand the RideKC family of transit options to include RideKC Bike, to be offered alongside existing bus, MAX, streetcar, paratransit, and ride share services. This unique nonprofit/transit partnership will […]

A Tribute and Best Wishes to Maggie Priesmeyer Green

BikeWalkKC Program Director joining the Public Works Department at Kansas City, MO Maggie Green has been with BikeWalkKC since Co-founder Eric Bunch recruited her for volunteer work in 2011. She grew alongside what was once a fledgling nonprofit and excelled at every stage of her journey. From Women Bike KC, to Safe Routes to School, […]

Middle School BLAST: Bigger, Smarter, and Faster

Your junior high gym class was never like this! Education Instructor Jill Iwanski recounts her adventures in our newest Youth Education pilot: BLAST for Middle Schoolers. The BikeWalkKC education team sent a crew of instructors to Northeast Middle School (NEMS) in the Kansas City Public School District for a trial  of our premier youth education […]

How to get the most out of a public meeting

Do you ever wonder how you can affect change in your own neighborhood? Policy Coordinator Michael Kelley shares how you can join the conversation at public meetings and speak up for what matters to you. BikeWalkKC regularly works in both the advocacy and planning realms to foster policy and changes to the built environment that […]

Northeast traffic calming projects demonstrate impact

We are excited to share preliminary results from the two quick build projects we launched last fall in the Historic Northeast in partnership with Children’s Mercy Kansas City, the KCMO Public Works Department, and K&G Striping. As you might recall, BikeWalkKC was awarded a grant from the Aetna Foundation in late 2017 to conduct community […]

The 2018 Education Programs report highlights a year of progress

The Education Team accomplished much last year, and you can find the details in the hot-off-the-presses 2018 Annual Education Report. Here are a few highlights:   6,000 students engaged in bicycle education, including BLAST, Earn-A-Bike, and Bike Club.       Wyandotte County now has 22 schools engaged in the WYCO Safe Routes to School […]

5 gifts you can give your neighborhood

By now, most of us have checked all the usual suspects off our lists: slippers for Grandma, books for all the nieces and nephews, and a squeaky toy for the dog. But have you ever considered how to share the holiday spirit with your neighbors? Whether you squeeze it in to your holiday break, or […]

Partnership Profile: AARP

AARP (formerly American Association of Retired Persons) is a non-profit organization committed to empowering people to choose how to live as they age. Founded in 1958 to offer retired educators financial and health insurance support, the organization’s reach expanded over the decades to include people of all ages and occupations. Their outreach activities grew, as […]

We’re hiring! Bike Share Operations Associate positions now available

Join our team! BikeWalkKC is now hiring Bike Share Operations Associate: BikeWalkKC is seeking part-time, temporary Operations Associates to support our new RideKC electric-assist bike share (RideKC Bike) program, a partnership with Drop Mobility and part of the RideKC family of regional transit providers. We are hiring the field operations team to help build this exciting […]