• May 2015 Newsletter

    May is Bike Month! Welcome to Kansas City Bike Month 2015! We’re excited to once again encourage new and experienced riders alike to have fun during May. In addition to BikeWalkKC favorites like Bike to Work Week, Bike to School Day, Tour de Bier, New Belgium Clips Film Tour, our community partners are hosting even […]

  • Kristen Jeffers Joins BikeWalkKC as Communications and Membership Manager

    BikeWalkKC is excited to welcome Kristen Jeffers as our new Communications and Membership Manager. Her role at BikeWalkKC and Kansas City B-cycle will include leading efforts to share our story with the world, increase our engagement in the community, and grow our membership base. Kristen is an emerging leader in the national urban planning and […]

  • Shop at Whole Foods’ New Olathe Store and Benefit BikeWalkKC

    Support BikeWalkKC by bringing your own shopping bag and donating your 10 cent bag credit through July 5th.

  • Prairie Village City Council approves pedestrian improvements on Mission Road

    This week the Prairie Village City Council adopted a 2016 budget that includes sidewalk improvements for a stretch of Mission Road near Shawnee Mission East High School and St. Ann Catholic School. Neighborhood residents organized the request after recent traffic crashes on this popular route for students walking to school. The Prairie Village Post has […]

  • Overland Park City Council Approves Bike Plan

    Joe Blankenship, BikeWalkKC Safe Routes to School Planner, says that since Overland Park is second largest city in our region this plan shows that bicycles matter in the KC region.

  • Overland Park Bike Plan Goes to City Council on April 13th

    Come to the Overland Park City Council to support an ambitious plan for 250 miles of bike on-street bike routes throughout the city.

  • BikeWalkKC Is Part of Healthy KC, a New Community-wide Project to Improve the Health of Greater Kansas City

    Much of our work at BikeWalkKC is to improve the health and quality of life for residents of Greater Kansas City. The data shows that is often a daunting task! Today we are excited to share with you our involvement in Healthy KC, a new regional initiative to accelerate the pace of change in Kansas City.

  • Volunteer With BikeWalkKC this Spring

    We can hardly contain our excitement for warmer weather and longer days — they signal that BikeWalkKC events are just around the corner! Our success depends on our wonderful group of volunteers, and we need your help in the coming months. Check out the events below, sign up, and bring your friends. Can’t wait to […]

  • BikeWalkKC Participates in Prospect Avenue Pedestrian, Transit, and Bicycle Safety Assessment

    Prospect Avenue has been identified as a “Corridor of Concern” for pedestrian injuries and fatalities. On Friday, March 27th BikeWalkKC will join local, state, and federal partners in a safety assessment of the corridor.

  • Bicycle Transportation Planning Workshop – April 10th

    BikeWalkKC’s Professional Development Series helps transportation professionals and public agency staff design and build better, safer, and more useful bike/pedestrian facilities. Our goal is to improve the practice of bike/ped in the metro area by educating professionals, sharing best practices, and providing real world experience of local facilities from perspective of people who walk and […]

  • Wednesday, March 18th is Transit Driver Appreciation Day

    Join us in showing appreciation for the transit drivers who help Kansas Citians get to work, school, and more!

  • BikeWalkKC hiring Communications and Membership Manager

    Want to work for BikeWalkKC? We are hiring a Communications and Membership manager who is an effective communicator, has extensive professional experience with social and traditional media, and can manage events and programs. But more importantly we are seeking a person who shares our passion for transformational change toward a more walkable, bikeable and accessible […]

  • Mayor James Joins National Challenge for Safer People, Safer Streets

    US Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx challenges mayors to improve safety walking and biking. KCMO Mayor Sly James takes on the challenge, and BikeWalkKC invites other KC area mayors to join him.

  • February 2015 Newsletter

    Congratulations, Caroline! Caroline Helmkamp was honored with the UMB Senior Sportswoman Award at the WIN for KC luncheon on February 12. Caroline has been a staple in the biking community, and is also an outstanding BikeWalkKC volunteer and educator. Awardees are recognized for their contributions and achievements in sports and fitness. Congratulations, Caroline! Handlebar Happy […]

  • Meet Joe Blankenship, Safe Routes to School planner

    In October, Joe Blankenship started with BikeWalkKC as the Safe Routes to School (SRTS) planner. Joe has already jumped in by working with area districts and schools to identify ten schools that could benefit from the SRTS program’s community conversations and planning opportunities. About Joe Joe Blankenship came to the Kansas City region by way […]