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  • Built Environment Bingo with Citizens of the World

    By Karl Kraemer, Education Operations Coordinator BikeWalkKC recently visited the 1st graders at Citizens of the World Charter School to talk about being healthy and safe as we go through life. Each class participated in an hour long session dedicated to thinking about the built environment around us and the different ways we can explore […]

  • Support NKC’s Burlington Road Cycletrack

    The City of North Kansas City has a great plan to remake Burlington Road into a thriving, sustainable Complete Street and a more inviting front door for the community. A centerpiece of the project is a two-way cycle track that would give people on bikes a dedicated safe place and connect several important destinations.  When […]

  • September 2017 BikeWalkKC e-newsletter

    View this email in your browser Last Call: Safe Routes to School Summit We’re just over one week away from the first-ever KC Regional Safe to School Summit, and registration is filling fast! There’s still time to sign up and join fellow bike/ped champions, teachers, parents, administrators, health professionals and others to share and learn. Wednesday, […]

  • Riding Bikes Toward Recovery

    BikeWalkKC recently held a special session of Confident City Cycling in partnership with Artists Helping the Homeless. Three men from Welcome House, a nonprofit, sober living recovery program, completed the course over two weekends in August. Confident City Cycling (CCC) teaches basic bicycle maintenance, rules of the road, and safe riding habits. Participants learn through […]

  • Laura Steele Selected for HCF Leadership Academy

    BikeWalkKC’s education and outreach coordinator, Laura Steele, has been selected to participate in the new class of the Healthy Communities Leadership Academy, a program of the Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City. Laura joins 14 other individuals for the year-long capacity building program focused on adaptive and civic leadership development to positively impact community […]

  • A way forward for KCMO bike lanes?

    Last night KCMO’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC) heard a proposal from the Public Works Department to accelerate two long-stalled bikeway projects. Tomorrow (Wednesday) the City Council’s Finance Committee will debate the next steps. That meeting is at 8:30 am on the 10th Floor of City Hall. Public Works Plan Paint the Downtown Bike […]

  • So what’s up with KCMO bike lanes? Find out this evening at the Bike/Ped Advisory Committee

    KCMO’s long quest to build bike lanes in the urban core has been in the news a lot lately. You can learn about the city’s latest plan to hopefully build some bike lanes in 2017 at tonight’s meeting of the Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC). Deputy Public Works Director Ralph Davis is scheduled to […]

  • Call for Green Infrastructure Proposals, Technical Assistance Available

    BikeWalkKC is assisting the Mid-America Regional Council (MARC) and its partners with a regional effort to document, promote, and showcase nature-based projects through a new Green Infrastructure Playbook and Atlas. What kinds of projects are considered? The initiative will showcase many different types of green infrastructure projects, including projects that are central to BikeWalkKC’s mission: […]

  • We are hiring a Policy Coordinator

    BikeWalkKC is now hiring a Policy Coordinator to assist with our Active Living Policy Council and other public policy initiatives. We are looking for someone with experience and expertise in public policy, community organizing, community outreach, coalition building, or public health outcomes. But more importantly we are seeking a person who shares our vision of […]

  • BikeWalkKC’s Education Programs Update

    By Karl Kraemer, BikeWalkKC Education Operations Coordinator What’s New! Youth Education: Summer seems to be flying by, and BikeWalkKC’s education crew is preparing for a sixth season of youth education programming in schools. August and September are already full for our popular BLAST program, with an anticipated 900 students participating spanning third through sixth graders. […]

  • August 2017 News & Events

    BikeWalkKC’s August 2017 e-Newsletter Click here to subscribe   Join us for an upcoming event! We have lots of great events and activities planned for August and beyond, and hope you will join us for any and all of them: Thursday, August 10: we’re bringing back our popular Maintain Your Ride Clinic with our summer […]

  • Summer by Rail + Amtrak Advocacy

    BikeWalkKC’s Kansas City BCycle is partnering with the National Association of Rail Passengers (NARP) and Amtrak to host their Summer by Rail travelers, Victoria and Caitlyn of New Jersey. The two will be traveling via Amtrak to 22 bike sharing cities across the country, including our own Kansas City BCycle. While in Kansas City on […]

  • Bikeways in KCMO: What we are doing and how you can help

    In an earlier blog post this week, we outlined steps we believe KCMO leadership can take to make real progress on installing bikeways in Kansas City. Many of you have asked what BikeWalkKC is doing and how you can help. What BikeWalkKC is doing Regular meetings with the City Manager, City Councilmembers, and city staff […]

  • Where do Lenexa City Council candidates stand on bike issues?

    Elections are coming up in Lenexa, where bike lanes and Complete Streets are becoming a priority for residents and part of the discussion at City Hall. Jeff Carroll, an organizer of the I Bike Lenexa grassroots group, has quizzed the candidates and posted their responses. Wards 2 and 4 have contested races with multiple candidates […]

  • Deja Vu All Over Again – Downtown KCMO Bikeways Delayed Until 2018

    Grand Boulevard and other Downtown bike lanes won’t be coming in 2017, and the problems they face could jeopardize other planned bike lanes around the city. In June of this year, the beleaguered Grand bike lane project was dealt another setback in its long struggle toward implementation. The Federal Highway Administration nixed the City’s latest […]