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  • 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 […]

  • Action Alert: Support completion of the Turkey Creek Trail in Mission, KS

    The Mayor and City Council need to hear that there is strong support for moving forward with the final piece of Turkey Creek Trail in Johnson County.

  • Overland Park Bike Plan going to City Plan Commission February 9th

    Support the OP bike plan at Monday’s City Plan Commission hearing. Over 30 miles of bike lanes and sharrows are planned for 2015!

  • We All Deserve Better Streets

    what deserves the brunt of the blame is the culture that values car traffic efficiency over the safety of human lives.

  • January 2015 Newsletter

    Handlebar Happy Hour in Waldo – Feb. 18th Join us on February 18th at Waldo Pizza for a casual meetup with other folks interested in biking, walking, and advocacy. Learn about BikeWalkKC’s programs, classes, and upcoming events. Get the details. Speak up for bike/ped on KC’s boulevards and parkways Kansas City’s boulevards and parkways are […]

  • Support bike/ped on KC’s boulevard and parkway system

    KC’s famous boulevard and parkway system is a great place to walk and bike, but it can be even better. Let our city leaders know that you support bike/ped in new design standards for parkways and boulevards.

  • Bike lanes coming to Overland Park in 2015, final open house for new bike plan

    Final opportunity to learn about OP’s new bike plan and the bike lanes planned for installation in 2015

  • Blue Springs sidewalk plan seeking resident input

    Share your thoughts and suggestions about sidewalks in Blue Springs.

  • Two families in the bike community need our support

    Joel Dyke passed away recently, and Chuong Doan was seriously injured in a car crash. Here are details of fundraisers for both families, and a memorial ride for Joel.

  • 2014 Biking and Walking Highlights

    2014 was a great year for walking and biking in Kansas City. Across the region 2014 brought new trails, new bike lanes, expanded education programs, improved public policy, new funding, and a growing consensus that walking and biking are important for the health, sustainability, and competitiveness of Kansas City. These are just a few highlights of […]

  • Historic Tour de Bier KC coming May 17 – sign up now for best rates!

    Popular bicycle ride will take bicyclists past KC’s best breweries for a fifth time The Tour de Bier KC is back for its fifth year on May 17, 2015 with added stops and new features. The Tour de Bier KC, is a historic point by point bicycle excursion of Kansas City’s breweries, historic brewing landmarks […]

  • Help us transform the streets of KC in 2015

    A lot of good happened for local cyclists and pedestrians on Kansas City streets in 2014. This summer, the city’s bike share system, Kansas City B-cycle, doubled in size, with eight new stations in the Country Club Plaza and Westport. Thousands of area kids learned bicycle safety from the proven BLAST youth bicycle course in […]

  • Leawood’s new Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan

    The City of Leawood recently adopted its first master plan for walking and bicycling, Self-Propelled Leawood. The planning process includes significant public input, and the final result provides extensive detail of existing conditions. The plan includes many goals and priorities for infrastructure, public policy, education, law enforcement, etc. Download the full report (PDF). Goals: Increase […]