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Women Bike KC Celebrates Sisterhood in 2017

The Women Bike KC initiative is a product of women who want their sisters to feel confident, safe, and empowered to ride. It was launched in 2014 when BikeWalkKC hosted our very first Kansas City Women’s Bike Summit, and has grown into a year-round, multi-faceted effort to get more women and girls on bikes. “We […]

Complete Streets Ordinance Heading to City Council

Download our Complete KC Info Sheet! The recent passage of the ballot measure to build a new terminal for KCI has already brought a number of benefits to the City of Fountains. In addition to demonstrating that our city can come together for an important cause, it is a prime example of the next chapter in […]

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 […]