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  • Happy Thanksgiving from BikeWalkKC!

    All of us at BikeWalkKC are grateful for YOU: the members, supporters, advocates, volunteers, and champions for making the Kansas City region a place for people to build a culture of active living. In the spirit of the season, we asked our staff what else they are thankful for this Thanksgiving. Here are some of […]

  • Fall Highlights from BikeWalkKC’s Education Team

    by Maggie Priesmeyer, Director of Programs We are SUPER proud of our education team and all of their hard work over the last few months! We want to share some of our favorite highlights from this fall. Youth Education Once again, youth education programs engaged a record number of students across 10 schools in Missouri […]

  • BikeWalkKC opposes privatizing Westport streets and sidewalks

    This week City Hall is again considering a proposal from Westport bar owners to privatize streets and sidewalks in the neighborhood. BikeWalkKC is opposing this plan because it is contrary to our mission of redefining our streets as places for people to build a culture of active living. It undermines many city plans to make […]

  • BikeWalkKC receives Aetna Foundation Grant

    Partnership with Children’s Mercy Kansas City to improve community health in Northeast KCMO BikeWalkKC has been selected as a grantee in the Aetna Foundation’s Cultivating Healthy Communities program and was awarded a $75,000 community grant to work in partnership with Children’s Mercy Kansas City to implement evidence-based youth education programming and hands-on built environment interventions […]

  • November 2017 Newsletter

    Events & Happenings in November (and beyond!) Fall is here, and we’ve got lots of great events and activities planned: TOMORROW, Wednesday, Oct. 31 is our Halloween Commuter Coffee Stop, “no tricks, just treats!” Join us at the intersection of Armour & Gillham between 7:30-9:00am for FREE Lamar’s donuts and Mother Earth Coffee. Show up in costume and […]

  • Michael Kelley joins BWKC staff as Policy Coordinator

    We are pleased to announce that Michael Kelley has joined the BikeWalkKC staff in a newly created position: Policy Coordinator. Michael contributes to the organization’s efforts to research and advocate for active transportation policy. Additionally, he assists with BikeWalkKC’s community outreach and communication efforts. Prior to joining BikeWalkKC, Michael worked for such organizations as the […]

  • Vive le Bike Rack

    Third grader Irene Dye loves riding her bike to school at Academie Lafayette. “It feels good because it stretches my muscles,” she says. “It’s not that hard to do it, and I feel really good when I’m done.” When school started in August, hers was the only bicycle locked to the railing that served as […]

  • Speak up for biking and walking in the KCMO city budget

    Over the past year City Hall has talked a lot about prioritizing walking and biking, and the proof will be in the 2018 city budget. Will they follow through with real investments in sidewalks, trails, and bike lanes? As the city updates its five year business plan, now is the time for residents to start speaking […]

  • New faces, new roles at BikeWalkKC

    Since our launch in 2011 BikeWalkKC has grown by leaps and bounds into one of the largest bike/ped advocacy organizations in the country. Not only have we grown in size and scope, we’ve also grown in terms of the complexity and sophistication of the work our team is doing every day. In response to this […]

  • Pop-Up Traffic Calming Demonstration Yields Great Success

    By DuRon Netsell, Midtown Community Organizer, Bike Parking Specialist On August 25th, BikeWalkKC, in conjunction with Better Block KC, the Missouri Chapter of the American Planning Association, and Trailnet (St. Louis), hosted a pop up traffic calming demonstration at the intersection of 38th and Warwick in the Old Hyde Park neighborhood of Midtown KCMO. The […]

  • Women Bike KC Builds New Partnership with Amethyst Place

    By Liz Harris, Marketing and Events Coordinator BikeWalkKC’s Women Bike KC initiative recently delivered two sessions of our Basic Bike Maintenance Class to residents at Amethyst Place, a transitional housing program for women in recovery and their children.  Twelve women learned how to change a tire, clean and lube a chain, and check a bike […]

  • Built Environment Bingo with Citizens of the World

    By Karl Kraemer, Education Operations Coordinator BikeWalkKC recently visited the 1st graders at Citizens of the World Charter School to talk about being healthy and safe as we go through life. Each class participated in an hour long session dedicated to thinking about the built environment around us and the different ways we can explore […]

  • Support NKC’s Burlington Road Cycletrack

    The City of North Kansas City has a great plan to remake Burlington Road into a thriving, sustainable Complete Street and a more inviting front door for the community. A centerpiece of the project is a two-way cycle track that would give people on bikes a dedicated safe place and connect several important destinations.  When […]

  • September 2017 BikeWalkKC e-newsletter

    View this email in your browser Last Call: Safe Routes to School Summit We’re just over one week away from the first-ever KC Regional Safe to School Summit, and registration is filling fast! There’s still time to sign up and join fellow bike/ped champions, teachers, parents, administrators, health professionals and others to share and learn. Wednesday, […]

  • Riding Bikes Toward Recovery

    BikeWalkKC recently held a special session of Confident City Cycling in partnership with Artists Helping the Homeless. Three men from Welcome House, a nonprofit, sober living recovery program, completed the course over two weekends in August. Confident City Cycling (CCC) teaches basic bicycle maintenance, rules of the road, and safe riding habits. Participants learn through […]