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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,...
05/27/2014
Members of the Friends of Hale Cook board, neighbors, and BikeWalkKC staff recently held a walkability audit around Hale Cook Elementary School in the Waldo area. Mothballed in 2009 by Kansas City...
05/15/2014
Thank you to all the women that came to the KC Women's Bike Summit and made this event a huge success. We are humbled and honored that over 150 women (and a few men)  filled the seats and halls of...
05/12/2014
Check out what those attending the region's first women's bicycling summit had to say about the event via social media...
05/09/2014
The final piece of MoDOT's I-35 renovation project comes next week with the replacement of sidewalks under the highway. At today's Downtown Council Infrastructure Committee, MoDOT announced that it...
05/09/2014
Getting excited about the Tour de Bier KC yet? We sure are! Read the following details below to make sure you’re in the know day-of-ride. Advance Packet pickup Friday, May 16 and Saturday, May 17!...
05/07/2014
Earlier this year we reported that due to budget constraints the City of Mission had returned a big federal grant meant for a missing piece of the Turkey Creek Trail. The city is now updating its...
05/02/2014
Area students can gain confidence, traffic safety skills, and the tools to stay fit through the BLAST bicycle education program. The course, developed and evaluated by educators from local...
04/24/2014
Our friends at New Belgiuim have just released the beer list for the Clips Film and Beer Tour. These craft brews, plus some other surprises, will be on tap May 22nd in Theis Park, at the intersection...
04/19/2014
Anyone who uses the popular Summit Street bike route on the Westside knows that dodging the hazardous, bike-eating drain grates can be a huge challenge, especially riding downhill in heavy traffic....
04/17/2014
The KCMO Parks Department's  highly anticipated project to build a trail under I-35 connecting Columbus Park and Downtown with Cliff Drive and the Old Northeast has been scrapped for an alternative...

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