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09/17/2014
Overland Park has been working on a new bike plan over the past year, and the final draft is now available to the public. The plan is ambitious, but also very pragmatic. There is a good mix of bike...
09/10/2014
By Maggie Priesmeyer, Education and Outreach Coordinator Bikes are rolling into Kansas City elementary schools this week! Monday marked the first round of BLAST: Kids on Bikes classes of the season,...
08/27/2014
Many pedestrians are experiencing harassment on American streets, and it’s hindering their right to a safe trip. The behavior is often represented in the media by a row of men at a work site...
08/26/2014
By Rachel Krause, Communications Coordinator   My bicycle helped me become a college graduate. When I was a student, riding a bike was my main release in between the countless exams, readings and...
08/20/2014
One of the most exciting developments for cycling in the KC area came recently, when Jackson County Executive Mike Sanders announced the county was moving forward with a plan to extend the Katy Trail...
08/14/2014
  Summary Are you interested in creating positive, long-term community change through policy, planning, and community engagement? Would you like to join an enthusiastic team of passionate...
08/12/2014
BikeWalkKC is seeking three to five individuals to teach a bicycle safety-training program to elementary school students in the Kansas City Metropolitan Area. These part-time, limited term (...
08/04/2014
Tomorrow’s Missouri election is an important one for biking, walking, transit, and all forms of transportation. Two big issues are on the ballot: Phase 2 of the Kansas City Streetcar and a new state-...
08/01/2014
Hi BikeWalkKC Friends! We want to thank the thousands of you who came out to our events during Bike Month this past May to celebrate cycling and active living.

 We knew it was going to be a good...
07/31/2014
Bikeshare is often touted as healthy, inexpensive, and attractive form of alternative transportation. It is seen as something to catalyze a “healthier and more vibrant” community or a stronger...
07/22/2014
Help us design a more livable city BikeWalkKC is working on several advocacy issues this summer, and we need your input to help us fulfill our  mission to make Greater Kansas City a better place to...
07/22/2014
Wyandotte County advocates and community leaders are making great strides in opening the community's Kansas River levees for trail development. The Kaw Valley Drainage District recently opened a 1.3...
07/18/2014
BikeWalkKC is focusing on a few important issues at the moment and we need your input. We've added a few new topics for discussion on our Mind Mixer page that should give you a chance to share your...
07/11/2014
Local cities are implementing a new trail signage system to help emergency services locate cyclists and pedestrians faster and more accurately. The new signs are placed every fifth of mile and...
06/25/2014
Last week, BikeWalkKC’s Education and Outreach Coordinator, Maggie Priesmeyer, had the privilege of partnering with Theresa Van Ackeren, owner of Family Bicycles in Waldo and a handful of awesome...
06/16/2014
On August 5th Missouri voters will decide on a proposed constitutional amendment for a 3/4 cent sales tax to increase transportation funding across the state. While this amendment would make bicycle...
06/11/2014
BikeWalkKC has received more than $200,000 in funding from the Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City to turn a comprehensive, Safe Routes to School pilot project at James Elementary into a...
06/05/2014
We recently covered the story about Parks and Recreation's proposal for a dangerous sharrow configuration on Independence Avenue in place of the more costly, off-street Cliff Drive connector trail....
06/03/2014
Students at Russell Jones Education Center in the Park Hill School District participated in the final BLAST: Kids on Bikes class of the season last week. Russell Jones Education Center is a K-12...
05/30/2014
Did you have fun at one of the many Bike Month 2014 events? Even though the month is coming to a close, you can still celebrate Bike Month the other eleven months of the year with a BikeWalkKC tee,...

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