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  • BikeWalkKC kicks off the new year with a new mission, vision, and strategic plan for our next five years

    As we entering our fifth year at BikeWalkKC we are excited to share an updated mission, vision, and brand new strategic plan to guide our work Advocating, Congregating, and Educating over the next five years.

  • Yes, You Can Ride in the Winter. The Women of Women Bike KC Say So.

    Ahhh wintertime…the perfect time for watching snowflakes fall, making huge batches of soul-warming soups and padding our saddlebags…to go for a bike ride! That’s right! The change of seasons doesn’t mean your bike automatically gets relegated to the back wall of your garage, or worse, left outside on your porch. Instead, take this opportunity to […]

  • Public input sought for future of K-32 in Wyandotte County

    The Mid-America Regional Council is seeking input from KCK residents and other interested parties on the future of K-32, a primary artery connecting Bonner Springs and Edwardsville to the rest of Wyandotte County on the larger metro area. Attend a public meeting for visit the web site to learn more and provide your input. What? […]

  • Requirement for bikes to fly 15 foot high safety flag leads list of proposed Mo-Kan state laws for 2016

    Several bike/ped bills filed in the Missouri General Assembly, including one big head scratcher. In Kansas, no news may be good news.

  • We’re Not the Only Ones Who Think We Should Have Road Diets in 2016

    Road diets are vital for the mobility and the health of Kansas Citians. We know, we’ve been the ones telling you about that throughout the year. We wrote about it for the Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City. We’ve been working with the City Halls around the region to find opportunities for road diets […]

  • BikeWalkKC hosts February 8th showing of Inspired to Ride about the Trans Am Bike Race

    4233 Miles. 10 States. Coast To Coast. Self-Supported. BikeWalkKC is excited to host the KC premier of this amazing film about the Trans Am Bike Race. Join us February 8th at the Screenland Armour in NKC.

  • 2015 Year in Review

    2015 was a great year for BikeWalkKC, for communities around the region, and for the entire walking and bicycling movement. The accomplishments this year were too many to list, but we’ve done our best to share some of the highlights. BikeWalkKC’s news and accomplishments Record year for Youth Education Program Our BLAST Kids on Bikes […]

  • BikeWalkKC awarded grant from Health Care Foundation to build network of care in underserved communities.

    We believe that all neighborhoods, especially those with limited transportation access and poor health outcomes, deserve quality places to live, work and play and access to physical activity. With the support of the Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City, BikeWalkKC will expand our Safe Routes to School program to create networks of care that serve the wider community.

  • 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 […]

  • MidtownKCWalks Series: Sidewalks: The call for change across the country 

    In Ithaca, New York, the change in sidewalk policy came after the mayor heard directly from residents who were concerned about the condition of sidewalks and the city policy around them. Shortly after he was elected, Mayor Svante Myrick hired Eric Hathaway to serve as the city’s new sidewalk program manager. “When I first started […]

  • MidtownKCWalks Series: Why dissatisfaction with sidewalks is growing

    In this third report in the MidtownKC Walks series, the various reasons sidewalks are becoming more important to people in Midtown.  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.  Yesterday, residents said they are surprised to learn that responsibility for sidewalk maintenance lies with individual property owners. […]

  • MidtownKCWalks Series: Many people are surprised to learn their responsibility for sidewalk maintenance

    In this second report in the MidtownKC Walks series, residents say they are surprised to learn that responsibility for sidewalk maintenance lies with individual property owners. 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.  As the series continues this […]

  • Midtown KC Walks Series: Midtown residents dissatisfied with sidewalks

     MidtownKC Walks Project is a joint project of the Midtown KC Post, BikeWalkKC and The Whole Person. Join a conversation about sidewalks on the Midtown KC Walks page or comment on these stories. We also have a survey about your experiences walking in Midtown and a map where you can mark sidewalk problems you encounter. […]

  • KC Streetcar Wins $20,000 Grant to Do Safety Education with BikeWalkKC As A Partner

    The Kansas City Streetcar Authority is the proud recipient of a $20,000 grant from Operation Lifesaver, Inc. (OLI). This grant will help with the public awareness and safety education efforts related to the Respect the Rail campaign while also utilizing OLI’s “See Tracks? Think Train!” messaging. BikeWalkKC has partnered with the streetcar authority to create […]

  • Kansas City’s first Bike Box Lands in Downtown KCMO

    It appears that Kansas City, Missouri has won the race to install the region’s first bike box. With minimal fanfare outside of some nerding-out on social media, crews quietly slapped down green paint and bike stencils at the intersection of 11th and Main. While KCMO has used green paint in the past, this is the first […]