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  • A Banner Year for Our Education Programs (So far…)

    Spring 2016 has seen BikeWalkKC’s Youth Education team working double time delivering our most popular youth program, BLAST. From 2015 to 2016 our number of schools increased from 7 to 16 and the number of students more than doubled from 579 to over 1200! Our 2016 Summer programming is just as loaded, as we are […]

  • Mayor Holland’s update on biking and walking progress in Wyandotte County

    Mayor Mark Holland recently provided this update on progress in Kansas City, KS and Wyandotte. Several exciting things are happening in the community that support Mayor Holland’s goal improving the health of KCK by getting people moving. More on-street bike lanes coming to 10th and 12th Streets Celebration of the first segment of levee trail […]

  • BikeWalkKC Receives Grant to Create the Active Living Policy Council from Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City

    BikeWalkKC  has been awarded a $171,344 grant from the Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City (HCF) for the Active Living Policy Council. The Active Living Policy council is another one of our goals on our strategic plan and is geared towards providing more leadership in the underserved areas of Kansas City, along with creating the […]

  • Bike/Ped included in KC’s Smart City Challenge Grant application

    Kansas City is one of seven finalists for a $40 Smart City Challenge Grant from the US Department of Transportation. KC’s application includes many sophisticated strategies to make the region a center of excellence in autonomous vehicle development and other transportation technologies. It also includes some very simple transportation improvements like biking,  walking, and bus […]

  • Kansas City, MO Loses Its Bike Friendly Community Designation

      Last month the League of American Bicyclists released their latest list of Bicycle Friendly Communities, and Kansas City, MO was conspicuously absent from the list. KCMO has been a Bronze Bike Friendly Community for several years, and the designation was up for renewal in 2015. According to the League, the City did not submit […]

  • June News and Notes

    Thanks everyone for another successful Bike Month. Now as we move into June and the summer months, join us for some other fun events. New Belgium Clips is June 9th New Belgium Clips is coming up on June 9th–That’s next THURSDAY, at 7:00 p.m. in Theis Park. WE NEED VOLUNTEERS, especially in our box office […]

  • Discount at The Sundry in the Crossroads is Our Newest Membership Benefit

    We are excited to announce that The Sundry in the Crossroads is now offering a discount as part of our greater membership benefits! You can now take 10% off any orders.  You must show your orange BikeWalkKC member card. And for you folks who have joined or renewed in the last few weeks, your cards are on their […]

  • Advocacy Alert – Grand Avenue Bridge Replacement

    By now you have probably heard that the Grand Avenue bridge over I-670 is slated for emergency replacement this summer. You may also be aware of Grand’s significance as a key bike, pedestrian and transit corridor across greater downtown KCMO — buffered bike lanes will soon run a significant length of Grand. Mid America Regional […]

  • KCMO Proposed Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) Ordinance to be heard Thursday Morning May 26th at 9:30 a.m.

    On Thursday, May 26 at 9:30 a.m. in the 26th Floor Council Chambers, the proposed Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) Ordinance will be heard before a joint meeting of the Transportation & Infrastructure and Planning, Zoning & Economic Development Committees.  This proposed ordinance will give the city more tools to foster quality development along our transit corridors. What […]

  • Youth Ambassadors at East High School: A Catalyzing Force!

    By Maggie Priesmeyer, Education Programs Manager The idea of a bike program at East High School in the Kansas City Public School District started small– with an email several months ago from a math teacher interested in bringing bicycle education to a few of his students.  After an initial planning meeting and settling on a […]

  • Downtown bike network finally goes out to bid for contruction

    The long, long-delayed project to add 13 miles of bike lanes in the Greater Downtown is finally moving forward! This morning the project went out to bid for a construction company to start the work this summer. It’s looking hopefully that this project will finally come to fruition later this year, after two years of […]

  • May News! Bike Month, Welcome to Thomas Morefield and Streetcar Fun

    It’s Bike Month! Tour de Bier is in just over a week and there are plenty of bike-themed activities coming up this month along with some other action items and celebration of some successes. May is Bike Month May is Bike Month. Join the other organizations, schools and municipalities who have posted their information on our […]

  • Bike Month is Here!– National Protected Bike Lane Week, Bike-In Movies, Special B-cycle Kiosk Posters and More

    Bike Month 2016 is here! We wanted to take a moment and highlight the events we already have planned for this year and encourage you to go to the KC Bike Month site and add your own! National Bike To School Day is Wednesday, May 4th. Ask your school about what they have planned and […]

  • News You Can’t Miss from April

    We didn’t want April to get away from us without reminding you of a number things happening in the next few days. Take a look and we hope to see you at an event soon! ACTION ALERT: Speak up for Federal Funding of Bike Share and Safe Routes to School BikeWalkKC’s Youth Education, Safe Routes to […]

  • A Successful Beginning to the Youth Ambassadors Program

    This spring the Linwood YMCA, in conjunction with nearby KCPS elementary and high schools, hosted a Youth Ambassadors program delivered by staff from our Youth Education team. The program lasted 10 weeks and focused on providing participants with the knowledge, tools and practice to become active transportation advocates. The students ranged in age from fourth grade […]