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 […]

Midland Trail Elementary’s Walking School Bus; New Sidewalks

Midland Trail Elementary School in the Turner School District kicked off their first, formal Walking School Bus program on September 30th with overwhelming success! On a beautiful fall morning, 55 students, several teachers and a handful of parents joined together to walk to school. The Walking School Bus kick-off also celebrated the installation of brand […]

Record Numbers Participate in International Walk to School Day on Oct. 5

Thousands of students, parents, families, and educators across the Kansas City region walked to school on Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016, as part of International Walk to School Day organized by BikeWalkKC, MARC, and KCHealthyKids. A record 91 schools in the Greater Kansas City and Lawrence areas participated this year, up from 66 schools in 2015 (a 38% increase). […]

Help us build our community calendar

Add your event to our new Community Calendar! We’ve improved our online community calendar to allow individuals to add their own walking and cycling events. Our BikeWalkKC community is quickly growing! Now community members can add their walks and bike rides to our calendar for an easy overview of what’s happening metro-wide. Whether you want more […]

BikeWalkKC Receives Grant to Create the Active Living Policy Council from Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City

BikeWalkKC  has been awarded a $171,344 grant from the Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City (HCF) for the Active Living Policy Council. The Active Living Policy council is another one of our goals on our strategic plan and is geared towards providing more leadership in the underserved areas of Kansas City, along with creating the […]

KCMO Proposed Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) Ordinance to be heard Thursday Morning May 26th at 9:30 a.m.

On Thursday, May 26 at 9:30 a.m. in the 26th Floor Council Chambers, the proposed Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) Ordinance will be heard before a joint meeting of the Transportation & Infrastructure and Planning, Zoning & Economic Development Committees.  This proposed ordinance will give the city more tools to foster quality development along our transit corridors. What […]

Midtown KC Walks Series: What’s changed with Kansas City sidewalks and what could happen next

In this final report in the MidtownKC Walks series, the call for change in Kansas City.  In the first story, Kansas City residents, especially those in Midtown, said they are more dissatisfied with the condition of sidewalks than almost any other city service. We’ve also reported that residents said they are surprised to learn that responsibility for sidewalk maintenance lies with individual property owners and discussed […]