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  • Laura Steele Selected for HCF Leadership Academy

    BikeWalkKC’s education and outreach coordinator, Laura Steele, has been selected to participate in the new class of the Healthy Communities Leadership Academy, a program of the Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City. Laura joins 14 other individuals for the year-long capacity building program focused on adaptive and civic leadership development to positively impact community […]

  • A way forward for KCMO bike lanes?

    Last night KCMO’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC) heard a proposal from the Public Works Department to accelerate two long-stalled bikeway projects. Tomorrow (Wednesday) the City Council’s Finance Committee will debate the next steps. That meeting is at 8:30 am on the 10th Floor of City Hall. Public Works Plan Paint the Downtown Bike […]

  • So what’s up with KCMO bike lanes? Find out this evening at the Bike/Ped Advisory Committee

    KCMO’s long quest to build bike lanes in the urban core has been in the news a lot lately. You can learn about the city’s latest plan to hopefully build some bike lanes in 2017 at tonight’s meeting of the Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC). Deputy Public Works Director Ralph Davis is scheduled to […]

  • Call for Green Infrastructure Proposals, Technical Assistance Available

    BikeWalkKC is assisting the Mid-America Regional Council (MARC) and its partners with a regional effort to document, promote, and showcase nature-based projects through a new Green Infrastructure Playbook and Atlas. What kinds of projects are considered? The initiative will showcase many different types of green infrastructure projects, including projects that are central to BikeWalkKC’s mission: […]

  • We are hiring a Policy Coordinator

    BikeWalkKC is now hiring a Policy Coordinator to assist with our Active Living Policy Council and other public policy initiatives. We are looking for someone with experience and expertise in public policy, community organizing, community outreach, coalition building, or public health outcomes. But more importantly we are seeking a person who shares our vision of […]

  • BikeWalkKC’s Education Programs Update

    By Karl Kraemer, BikeWalkKC Education Operations Coordinator What’s New! Youth Education: Summer seems to be flying by, and BikeWalkKC’s education crew is preparing for a sixth season of youth education programming in schools. August and September are already full for our popular BLAST program, with an anticipated 900 students participating spanning third through sixth graders. […]

  • August 2017 News & Events

    BikeWalkKC’s August 2017 e-Newsletter Click here to subscribe   Join us for an upcoming event! We have lots of great events and activities planned for August and beyond, and hope you will join us for any and all of them: Thursday, August 10: we’re bringing back our popular Maintain Your Ride Clinic with our summer […]

  • Summer by Rail + Amtrak Advocacy

    BikeWalkKC’s Kansas City BCycle is partnering with the National Association of Rail Passengers (NARP) and Amtrak to host their Summer by Rail travelers, Victoria and Caitlyn of New Jersey. The two will be traveling via Amtrak to 22 bike sharing cities across the country, including our own Kansas City BCycle. While in Kansas City on […]

  • Bikeways in KCMO: What we are doing and how you can help

    In an earlier blog post this week, we outlined steps we believe KCMO leadership can take to make real progress on installing bikeways in Kansas City. Many of you have asked what BikeWalkKC is doing and how you can help. What BikeWalkKC is doing Regular meetings with the City Manager, City Councilmembers, and city staff […]

  • Where do Lenexa City Council candidates stand on bike issues?

    Elections are coming up in Lenexa, where bike lanes and Complete Streets are becoming a priority for residents and part of the discussion at City Hall. Jeff Carroll, an organizer of the I Bike Lenexa grassroots group, has quizzed the candidates and posted their responses. Wards 2 and 4 have contested races with multiple candidates […]

  • Deja Vu All Over Again – Downtown KCMO Bikeways Delayed Until 2018

    Grand Boulevard and other Downtown bike lanes won’t be coming in 2017, and the problems they face could jeopardize other planned bike lanes around the city. In June of this year, the beleaguered Grand bike lane project was dealt another setback in its long struggle toward implementation. The Federal Highway Administration nixed the City’s latest […]

  • Tour de Fat Is Coming August 12 – Volunteer Opportunities Now Available

    Music. Beer. Bikes. Fun. Costumes! We are excited to partner with New Belgium Brewing for Kansas City’s inaugural Tour de Fat extravaganza on Saturday, August 12 at CrossroadsKC at Grinder’s. Do you have your tickets yet? Why not?? Tour de Fat proceeds benefit BikeWalkKC, enabling us to advocate for YOU: better bike lanes, better protected […]

  • BikeWalkKC Is Now Hiring a Bike Share Fleet Technician

    Kansas City BCycle is growing, and we need an extra pair of hands to keep our bike share program running smoothly!

  • Action Alert: Tell Governor Greitens you support the Rock Island Trail across Missouri

    KC-area trail is safe, but the rest of the corridor across Missouri is in jeopardy. Please speak up today!

  • Advancing Partnerships in Johnson County

    By Laura Steele, Education Outreach Coordinator Earlier this month, BikeWalkKC and the Mission Sustainability Commission, with support from LiveWell Johnson County, provided a special nine-hour Confident City Cycling series for area residents. The classes were held at the Sylvester Powell, Jr. Community Center and consisted of three hours of classroom-style education and then six hours of […]