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  • Bike month wrap-up and upcoming events

    Bike Month 2015 was another big success! Some of the great events this month included a Bike-In movie with The Goonies, biking to school with Congressman Cleaver, bike commuter rest stops along local trails, and lots of races, rides, and bike rodeos across the metro area. As the month winds down, be sure to share […]

  • Mayor Holland’s listening tour of Wyandotte County

    KCK Mayor Mark Holland is heading out on a listening tour of the community, stopping at several locations to hear from residents about concerns, questions, and ideas. This is a great opportunity to talk with the Mayor about improving walking and biking in KCK. Mayor Mark Holland’s Listening Tour May 26: Northwest Middle School (5:30 […]

  • KCMO Public Works publishes results of Road Diet study

    The City of KCMO has identified forty-six streets as good candidates for road diets – an idea that re-purposes underutilized roadway space to create places for people to walk and bike. The first road diet is already scheduled for this year. Video of the April 2nd Public Works presentation to the City Council’s Transportation and […]

  • BikeWalkKC is looking for a Community Outreach Summer Intern

    We are looking for an awesome summer intern to work on a new public health and planning project Johnson County, KS. If you are graduate student or recent graduate in planning, public affairs, public health, or a related field, this will be a great opportunity! You will get real-world experience in community-based planning to improve […]

  • Bike to School Day at Whittier Elementary School

    On May 6th schools around the metro area celebrated Bike to School Day. The BikeWalkKC team celebrated at Whittier Elementary School in the Old Northeast. Thirty students biked to school at Whittier, and were joined by Congressman Emanuel Cleaver, Councilmember Jermaine Reed, Superintendent Stephen Green, and Mac from the Missouri Mavericks. Big thinks to all […]

  • 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 […]