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  • Overland Park making great progress on new bike master plan

    Last year Overland Park created one of the region’s most ambitious bike plans, and since then the city is moving rapidly to begin implementing the plan. We recently checked in with City Traffic Engineer Brian Shields for an update on the construction of on-street bike routes in Overland Park. Bike Lanes The big news is […]

  • Kansas City’s first bike-specific traffic signal

    KCMO Public Works recently installed the city’s first bike traffic signal at 11th and Main Downtown, and is hosting a public demo Friday morning at 10:00 am. Bike signals are increasingly common in the US as a way to give cyclists a separate phase in the traffic lights at intersections. KC’s first bike signal is […]

  • BikeWalkKC Goes Back to School

    The fall semester is upon us, which means BikeWalkKC youth instructors are busy providing BLAST, Earn-a-Bike, and Youth Ambassadors/Bike Club training throughout the Kansas City area.  We are excited to welcome aboard six new Youth Education Instructors to help expand our reach to more schools across the region.  Kids in 15 elementary and high schools across seven […]

  • KCMO City Council Unanimously Adopts New Sidewalk Closure Policy

    Earlier this year we posted a couple of articles on the city’s progress toward policy that requires walkway access during construction. We are happy to report that KCMO City Council unanimously passed an ordinance that will include the changes we discussed in an earlier post (shown in its entirety below). So you know what to […]

  • September Newsletter

    3rd Annual KC Women’s Bike Summit on Saturday After a great HamBINGO warm-up event last week, where many of you helped us raise almost $2,000 for the #womenbikekc initiative, we are excited for Saturday’s KC Women’s Bike Summit. This year we move to a new venue and add new group ride options. Pre-register online today, and […]

  • Give your feedback on KCMO’s Bike Friendly Community application

    Kansas City, MO recently applied to be re-instated as a nationally recognized Bicycle Friendly Community. Now the League of American Bicyclists wants to hear from local residents on how bike friendly you think the city is. There is a short 5 minute survey you can fill out to share your opinion and provide any feedback that you […]

  • BikeWalkKC Collaborates with Rodgers Health to Teach Kids Bike Safety

    This summer we partnered with Rodgers Health to bring our Youth Education programs to kids at two KC Housing Authority communities in the Old Northeast area. 25 kids participated in Earn-a-Bike and BLAST (Bike Lesson And Safety Training).  We are excited about the opportunities this new partnership provides BikeWalkKC to begin measuring the health outcomes […]

  • Karen Campbell joins the team as our Development and Communications Director

    BikeWalkKC welcomes Karen Campbell as our new Development and Communications Director. Karen will lead our fund development, membership, and communications/marketing efforts to support BikeWalkKC’s mission to redefine our streets as places for people to build a culture of active living. “I am excited to join the BikeWalkKC team! I look forward to working with the staff, board, funders, […]

  • Hope Faith Ministries Earn-a-Bike participants find independence on a bike

    In a new partnership this summer with Hope Faith Ministries, a day center that provides services for homeless and impoverished men, women and children in Kansas City, BikeWalkKC offered a six-week adult Earn-A-Bike course. Lessons included discussions of barriers to riding in downtown KC (specifically in the Paseo West area), a Rules of the Road […]

  • August 2016 News and Events

    Early Registration Ends Sunday Get on your bike and explore KC’s musical heritage on August 20th. Hear local jazz at every rest stop, after party at Blue Room, and three routes to choose from – including a family-friendly guided tour. Register Now! Prices go up on Monday – www.TourDeJazzKC.com   KC Women’s Bike Summit Registration Now Open […]

  • Operation Breakthrough’s Leadership Class visits BikeWalkKC

    This summer we’ve been partnering with Operation Breakthrough to bring our Youth Education program to their students. Their Leadership class has been learning about bike safety and handling skills, bike maintenance, active transportation advocacy, and walkability audits. This morning they celebrated their hard work with a group ride to visit the BikeWalkKC office for ice cream and […]

  • Lawrence schools to adopt BLAST curriculum district-wide, purchase fleet of bicycles

    Lawrence school district will adopt BikeWalkKC’s Bicycle Lesson and Safety Training (BLAST) program and invest in a bike fleet to bring bike safety education and safe routes to school programming to the school district in the 2016-17 school year. The Lawrence Health Department brought BikeWalkKC in during the Spring 2016 to pilot BLAST at four schools. It was very successful and we […]

  • A pedestrian and a bicyclist killed in overnight crashes

    We are very sad about two overnight crashes that claimed the lives both a pedestrian and a cyclist. Our thoughts are with the families and friends of both people. At this time there is little information available from law enforcement. KC Star: Hit and run driver kills KC pedestrian at 18th and Prospect KCTV-5: Bicyclist […]

  • July 2016 Newsletter

    Get arty for a good cause Join us for a First Friday art reception at Buttonwood Art Space on Friday, August 5th for “The Art of Human Movement” – a special art exhibit showcasing bicycling, walking, and all other forms of human movement and human-powered transportation. Surround yourself with art while you enjoy a beer and some light snacks. […]

  • Earn-A-Bike Students get two cool treats: a bicycle and ice cream

    Despite a 105+ degree heat index, students at Border Star Montessori left school hot but happy on July 5th. After five weeks of attending BikeWalkKC’s summer Earn-A-Bike program, 11 participants were rewarded with two cool treats: a bicycle and ice cream. Border Star Montessori school, in the Kansas City Public School District, is situated alongside […]