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 […]

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 […]

The littlest pedestrians learn walking safety

Before we pedal, we walk, and while preschool kids are too young for our Bicycle Lessons and Safety Training, they are definitely ready for pedestrian safety lessons! Earlier this fall, we taught the basics of walking safely to children at Columbus Park YMCA and Park Hill YMCA Head Start programs and to a LINC ice […]

Pop-Up Traffic Calming: Rosedale

Join Rosedale Development Association, BikeWalkKC, business owners, and residents, for a day of reimagining Southwest Boulevard to be more bike and pedestrian friendly. The demonstration will take place on Southwest Boulevard between Iowa and Cherokee Streets. In addition to experiencing the temporary infrastructure, engage with various fun activities and meet your neighbors!    

Traffic-calming demonstration in Rosedale

In 2013, Kansas City, Kansas and Kansas City, Missouri took great steps to make Southwest Boulevard safer for cyclists when they painted bike lanes from the Crossroads District in KCMO all the way to Merriam Lane. These efforts have continued to evolve and improve over the last five years, and a new effort in Rosedale […]

Walk to School Day

Celebrate active living in your community! Join us for International Walk to School Day, right here in the Kansas City metro: When kids walk or bike to school they not only get a daily dose of much-needed physical activity, they also burn off excess energy and arrive in the classroom ready to learn! Greater Kansas City’s […]

UPDATE: One pedestrian killed, one injured in crash on 43rd and Main

Earlier this week, we posted a press release about a crash which occurred on Friday, July 20 which left two female pedestrians injured, with one in critical condition. We just learned yesterday that one of those victims has died. On Tuesday, July 24 21-year-old Haley Elizabeth Hackett died from her injuries. The other victim, Arlan […]

Partner Profile: Rosedale Development Association

This #FeelGoodFriday, we want to celebrate our friends at the Rosedale Development Association (RDA)! RDA has been committed to the health and wellness of its community since it was established as the Rosedale Community Council in 1945. Over the last 70 years, RDA has engaged neighbors, businesses, and organizations to provide food assistance, repair homes, and […]

Transportation-Moving Towards Solutions: Social Service Summit IV

Join other non-profits at The Independence Social Service Summit IV. This is the fourth year of bringing a variety of social service agencies together which support the citizens of Independence. Be prepared to make connections, brainstorm partnership opportunities and receive valuable education. Regardless of the population you serve (elderly, youth, furry friends, etc.), there are likely untapped […]