On May 6th schools around the metro area celebrated Bike to School Day. The BikeWalkKC team celebrated at Whittier Elementary School in the Old Northeast. Thirty students biked to school at Whittier, and were joined by Congressman Emanuel Cleaver, Councilmember Jermaine Reed, Superintendent Stephen Green, and Mac from the Missouri Mavericks. Big thinks to all […]
May is Bike Month! Welcome to Kansas City Bike Month 2015! We’re excited to once again encourage new and experienced riders alike to have fun during May. In addition to BikeWalkKC favorites like Bike to Work Week, Bike to School Day, Tour de Bier, New Belgium Clips Film Tour, our community partners are hosting even […]
BikeWalkKC is excited to welcome Kristen Jeffers as our new Communications and Membership Manager. Her role at BikeWalkKC and Kansas City B-cycle will include leading efforts to share our story with the world, increase our engagement in the community, and grow our membership base. Kristen is an emerging leader in the national urban planning and […]
The Kansas City region took a big step forward last Monday night by approving the Overland Park Comprehensive Bicycle Master Plan. In February the Planning Commission unanimously recommended the plan and after much discussion, the Governing Body of Overland Park adopted the plan by a vote of 10-1. See the plan in its entirety here. […]
Support BikeWalkKC by bringing your own shopping bag and donating your 10 cent bag credit through July 5th.
This week the Prairie Village City Council adopted a 2016 budget that includes sidewalk improvements for a stretch of Mission Road near Shawnee Mission East High School and St. Ann Catholic School. Neighborhood residents organized the request after recent traffic crashes on this popular route for students walking to school. The Prairie Village Post has […]
Joe Blankenship, BikeWalkKC Safe Routes to School Planner, says that since Overland Park is second largest city in our region this plan shows that bicycles matter in the KC region.
Come to the Overland Park City Council to support an ambitious plan for 250 miles of bike on-street bike routes throughout the city.
Much of our work at BikeWalkKC is to improve the health and quality of life for residents of Greater Kansas City. The data shows that is often a daunting task! Today we are excited to share with you our involvement in Healthy KC, a new regional initiative to accelerate the pace of change in Kansas City.
We can hardly contain our excitement for warmer weather and longer days — they signal that BikeWalkKC events are just around the corner! Our success depends on our wonderful group of volunteers, and we need your help in the coming months. Check out the events below, sign up, and bring your friends. Can’t wait to […]