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  • BikeWalkKC Board of Directors welcomes new officers

    Our Board of Directors recently selected the 2015-2016 officers for BikeWalkKC and KC B-cycle. The officers help set our strategy and provide leadership for the organization. Our board includes a wide range of leaders from business, government, education, nonprofits, and the community. Congratulations and good luck to all of them! BikeWalkKC Chair – Barbara Thomas Barbara […]

  • Speak up for Road Diet on 75th St. in KCMO

    The Waldo CID, Family Bikes, and the city of KCMO is holding a series of open house events this week to gather public input on how best to improve the intersection of 75th and Wornall in Waldo. The first meeting is this evening (Tuesday, August 11th) at 5:30 p.m. An historic streetcar suburb, Waldo is replete with […]

  • Join the B-Cycle Challenge!

    Between now and August 17th, we are running a special contest to see who can take the most trips using B-cycle! We will award a prize for each day of the contest (including today!), on the 18th, we will announce who will win our Grand Prize of a Southwest Airlines Gift Card. Winners can only […]

  • Downtown Bike Network Delayed Again

    We are disappointed to learn that the plan for 13 miles of Downtown bike lanes and a road diet on Grand Boulevard has been delayed yet again.

  • Make Your Voice Heard in Waldo Next Week About the 75th and Wornall Intersection

    Come generate ideas and give your input on improvements to the intersection at 75th and Wornall in Waldo! There will be three public open houses: August 11, 12 and 13th. Stop by anytime to learn more about the progression of the project and lend your voice to the discussion, but the rough schedule for each […]

  • Join or Renew in August and Receive a Cool Bike Gift

    This month we want to give you something cool to get you through the hot end of summer. Become a new or renewing member of BikeWalkKC and receive your choice of these three great bike items – a custom bike poster, our popular I Bike KC t-shirt, or the 2014 Tweed Ride poster hand crafted by a local artist.

  • Job Opening: Youth Bicycle Education Instructor

    BikeWalkKC is hiring part-time, seasonal instructors for our youth education programs during the upcoming school year. If you have a passion for bicycling, want to make a positive impact on children’s lives, be an excellent role model, and work with a great team of people, then we want to hear from you right away! This […]

  • Attend an upcoming open house to learn more about the Route 92 Leavenworth Bridge replacement

    Your advocacy helped ensure a safe place to walk and bike across the Missouri River at Leavenworth. Here is an opportunity to hear the latest news on the project.

  • Open House for Cliff Drive Connector Trail

    Learn about the latest plans for a trail connecting Downtown with the Old Northeast. Your support and action has helped us improve this project, and the upcoming open house is an important milestone.

  • Register for the Women’s Summit. Join Us for Some Pre-Summit Events Too

    Present at the Women’s Bike Summit We are very excited to have Ren Barger of Tulsa Hub as our lunch keynote speaker! We are also excited to have you present a session as well. Check out the topics we need expertise on and submit an application to speak by July 31. Register for the Women’s […]

  • New crosswalk crew and city policy is making intersections safer

    Kansas City’s new Crosswalk Crew is hard at work this summer updating intersections with fresh paint and upgrading them to the highly visible “ladder” and “continental” style crosswalks. We applaud the City Manager’s Office, the Public Works Department, Mayor, and City Council for prioritizing crosswalks in the City budget and making much-needed investments in better crosswalks.

  • Walking to Useful Places Is About to (Slowly) Become Safer and More Convenient In KCMO

    The KCMO Parks Board recently advanced a measure that would place stricter design guidelines on development on or near the City’s Boulevards and Parkways. The next stop for this development code update is the City Plan Commission (CPC) where commissioners will decide if the draft is ready for City Council to review. A really exciting […]

  • We need your used youth and adult bikes for our Earn-a-Bike program

    Do you remember spending childhood summers biking around your home town? Exploring the neighborhood? Meeting friends? We need your help to make sure more local kids have the same great biking summer this year!

  • Overland Park City Council funds first phase of city’s new bike network

    20 miles of on-street bike lanes and other facilities are coming 2015 after the City Council committed $250,000 to being implementing the new bike plan.

  • KCMO Parks Board Is Set to Vote on New Boulevards and Parkways Standards

    Earlier this year, the KCMO Parks and Recreation Department began a public planning process to update standards for new development along the boulevards and parkways. These updates will lay out requirements for how new buildings look as well as how people access them from the street. The design of buildings has a significant impact on neighborhood […]