• 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 […]

  • Youth Ambassadors at East High School: A Catalyzing Force!

    By Maggie Priesmeyer, Education Programs Manager The idea of a bike program at East High School in the Kansas City Public School District started small– with an email several months ago from a math teacher interested in bringing bicycle education to a few of his students.  After an initial planning meeting and settling on a […]

  • Downtown bike network finally goes out to bid for contruction

    The long, long-delayed project to add 13 miles of bike lanes in the Greater Downtown is finally moving forward! This morning the project went out to bid for a construction company to start the work this summer. It’s looking hopefully that this project will finally come to fruition later this year, after two years of […]

  • May News! Bike Month, Welcome to Thomas Morefield and Streetcar Fun

    It’s Bike Month! Tour de Bier is in just over a week and there are plenty of bike-themed activities coming up this month along with some other action items and celebration of some successes. May is Bike Month May is Bike Month. Join the other organizations, schools and municipalities who have posted their information on our […]

  • Bike Month is Here!– National Protected Bike Lane Week, Bike-In Movies, Special B-cycle Kiosk Posters and More

    Bike Month 2016 is here! We wanted to take a moment and highlight the events we already have planned for this year and encourage you to go to the KC Bike Month site and add your own! National Bike To School Day is Wednesday, May 4th. Ask your school about what they have planned and […]

  • News You Can’t Miss from April

    We didn’t want April to get away from us without reminding you of a number things happening in the next few days. Take a look and we hope to see you at an event soon! ACTION ALERT: Speak up for Federal Funding of Bike Share and Safe Routes to School BikeWalkKC’s Youth Education, Safe Routes to […]

  • A Successful Beginning to the Youth Ambassadors Program

    This spring the Linwood YMCA, in conjunction with nearby KCPS elementary and high schools, hosted a Youth Ambassadors program delivered by staff from our Youth Education team. The program lasted 10 weeks and focused on providing participants with the knowledge, tools and practice to become active transportation advocates. The students ranged in age from fourth grade […]

  • *UPDATE* Sidewalk Closures are Plaguing KCMO – New Policy is *ON THE WAY*

    A few weeks ago, we reported on the need for tighter regulation of sidewalk closures in KCMO. You can read that piece here. Just a few days later, the KCMO Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee heard proposed changes to the city’s ordinance on temporary traffic control. The update would significantly restrict contractors and utilities from […]

  • BikeSource Discounts Are Our Newest Membership Benefit!

    We are excited to announce that Bike Source in Overland Park and Olathe is now offering a couple of discounts as part of our greater membership benefits! You can now take 10% off of bike purchases and 20% off of regularly-priced accessories.  You must show your orange BikeWalkKC member card. And for you folks who have […]

  • Action Alert: Speak up for Federal Funding of Bike Share and Safe Routes to School

    BikeWalkKC’s Youth Education, Safe Routes to School, and B-cycle bike share programs rely on significant federal funding, and we are currently applying for the next round of those funds. We need your help to show strong community support for continued investment in these important programs. Please review the two grant applications and leave your comments […]

  • EXCERPT: Youth Bike Education: A National “Movement” Movement

    Recently, the BLAST program was featured in the online publication Atlas Lens. Here’s an excerpt from the article: Orange practice cones pockmark the blacktop at James Elementary School in Kansas City’s Historic Northeast district. Gusts of wind send flurries of leaves and petals past a group of students sitting attentively around an instructor. A small […]

  • Learn About the 20th Street Streetscape Project in KCMO on April 15th

    Join the KCMO Public Works office for an open house at Superior Moving, 2001 Walnut Street on April 15th for an open house on the now under construction 20th Street Streetscape project in the Crossroads. The city also mentions this about the project: The 20th Street Streetscape Project will start in Spring 2016 and is […]

  • BikeWalkKC Women Staff Members Share Their Bike Stories

    Our WomenBikeKC initiative is powered by volunteers, both male and female, but it’s held together with the help of three staff members: Maggie Priesmeyer, our Education Programs Manager; Laura Steele, our Education Outreach Coordinator; and Kristen Jeffers, our Communications and Membership Manager. We each asked ourselves the following five questions, which you can see below, […]

  • Anthony Saluto killed while biking home from work

    Updated 4/5/2016 Fox 4 reports that the bicyclist killed Sunday evening was Anthony Saluto. Anthony was on his way home from work at the Opera House Coffee & Food Emporium in the River Market. Police are still questioning the motorist and no charges have been filed yet.   Our thoughts and prayers are with the […]

  • April 2016 News and Events

    Hello to all our friends and supporters and welcome to April! We promise, everything in this newsletter today is real. BikeWalkKC Went to Congress At the beginning of March, three folks from BikeWalkKC journeyed to Washington, DC for the National Bike Summit and a day on Capitol Hill visiting the KC bi-state Congressional delegation. We […]