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January Newsletter

BikeWalkKC’s Sarah Shipley nominated for PBS honor

KCPT is honoring three women who make KC a great place to live, and Sarah has been nominated for fighting to make walking and biking safer, easier, and more a part of everyday lives in KC. Please vote for Sarah today!

New Partners for Smart Growth Conference February 7th-9th

National and International experts in Smart Growth and sustainability are coming to KC next month. This conference is an amazing opportunity and we encourage you to attend. Learn more at http://newpartners.org

Upcoming Events

Crosswalk public meeting January 14th- The City wants your input on crosswalk policies. Learn about current policies and share your thoughts, concerns and ideas. Details...

Bike Map Reveal Party January 15th - The City of KCMO has a new bike map, and everyone is invited to a special party to celebrate and learn about new bike lanes and trails coming in 2013. Details...

Cleaver Boulevard Public Meeting January 16th - Learn about improvements to Cleaver Boulevard that include a road diet, new sidewalks, and bike lanes. Details...

KC Sprints January 19th - Goldpsrints/roller races return for a 5th season this winter! Details...

Rock Island Corridor/Katy Trail Planning January 23rd-24th- Later this year Jackson County voters will decide on new transit funding that will include commuter rail and the Katy Trail in the Rock Island Corridor, all the way to the Truman Sports Complex. This month two public meetings will discuss planning for sustainable development along the corridor. Details...

Midtown-Plaza Area Plan January 24th - Some of city’s most bikeable and walkable neighborhoods are getting new master plans to guide future development and redevelopment. Have your say on the future of the heart of the city! Learn more and track the plan's progress at http://bikewalkkc.org/midtownplazaplan

Recent Blog Posts

More bike lanes and sidewalks coming to Longview Road
Last month City officials broke ground on the next phase of improvements to Longview Road in southeast KC, including bike lanes and sidewalks.

First Christmas in the Park bike ride a success
Over 100 people, 3 santas, and 1 grinch rode the first car-free Christmas in the Park.

KC Star says bikes are part of Downtown progress
In an important editorial recapping the last decade of Downtown’s rebirth, the KC Star lauded Kansas City B-bcycle and called out bike lanes as a key part of Downtown’s next ten years. "Make downtown more bike friendly. The Bike Share KC program was a start, putting almost 100 bikes for rent on the street. Adding bike lanes on streets would encourage ridership while alerting motorists to their presence. And don’t forget more bike racks."

Handlebar Happy Hours

Our monthly get-togethers are returning in the new year! Not only are Handlebar Happy Hours a chance to meet cool people who love to bike and walk, they are also a great way to support the local businesses that support biking and walking. Drop us a line at info@bikewalkkc.org to let us know about great places to meetup in your own neighborhood.

BikeWalkKC Business Memberships now available

Does your business support walking and biking? New research shows that customers who arrive on foot or by bike stay longer, spend more, and return more often. Employees who bike or walk to work are healthier and more productive. Becoming a BikeWalkKC Business Member not only helps us improve walking and biking in KC, it also gives you tools and information to make your business bike and walk friendly. Learn more at https://bikewalkkc.org/business.

Volunteer for us

Have some time on your hands? Come volunteer for BikeWalkKC - we need people! Come join us we can use organized, energetic people to help us at our office. We have a lot of work to do during winter to make sure that Spring is as walkable and bikeable as possible...Do you have office supplies? Extra paper? Let us know at info@bikewalkkc.org - we will be happy to see you.



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