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  • Sidewalks Mean Business

    In debate about $800 million infrastructure bond, evidence shows sidewalks and bike lanes bring the biggest return on investment of public money. They create more jobs than road-only projects, and have high ROI on economic activity and health improvements.

  • What’s Your Resolution?

    Happy New Year! To kick the year off right, a few of us at BikeWalkKC decided we’d share some of our 2017 resolutions. Brandon: having accomplished a lot of goals in 2016 – running a 5K, learning to ski and snowboard, becoming an LCI instructor, working on a Tensies-award-winning experiential film – my only resolution for […]

  • 2016 Year in Review

    2016 marked BikeWalkKC’s sixth year! Thanks to our members, volunteers, and partners we saw another great year growing the organization, and impacting the quality of life across the Kansas City region. BikeWalkKC’s milestones in 2016 A growing organization Our team of professional advocates, educators, and planners continues to grow. We have 10 full-time folks and another […]

  • Performance audit says reboot the KCMO bike plan

    If you are frustrated with the pace of adding bike lanes on the streets of Kansas City, you are not alone. The KCMO City Auditor has released a performance audit of “Bike KC” – the city’s 2001 bike plan, finding it was inadequate from the start and a series of challenges over the last 15 years have doomed its success.

  • BikeWalkKC carries forward FreeWheels For Kids work in Wyandotte County

    For the last four years, KCK-based FreeWheels for Kids has been an important community organization working to empower youth with bicycles through education and advocacy in schools, community centers, and City Hall. BikeWalkKC worked with FreeWheels on many of these projects. Today FreeWheels for Kids shared the news that the organization is closing at the end of this […]

  • Road builders push back against sidewalk and bike lanes in the infrastructure bond

    Heavy Constructors and Councilwoman Shields argue for roads, roads, and more roads – while community members ask for sidewalks, sidewalks, and more sidewalks.

  • Polling shows strong public support for city-funded sidewalk program in the infrastructure bond

    Opinion polling for the city’s proposed $800 million infrastructure bond shows that 72% of people would be more likely to vote yes if it included a city-funded sidewalk program that shifted the financial burden off of homeowners. This is second only to improving the condition and safety of the city’s existing streets and bridges. Current […]

  • Building Community Capacity and Transportation Access at Hope Faith Ministries

    As the summer pilot program of an adult Earn-a-Bike cohort at Hope Faith Ministries drew to an end in early August, no one anticipated what would grow from this initial group’s momentum and excitement. Over the summer, nine Hope Faith participants completed the five-week course where they learned bicycle maintenance, rules of the road, handling skills, […]

  • December BikeWalkKC News & Updates

      Be a BikeWalk Champion: Support our Annual Campaign BikeWalkKC’s Annual Campaign provides vital funds to support our efforts to redefine our streets as places for people to build a culture of active living. By donating to BikeWalkKC, you are investing in safer and more accessible streets and sidewalks for our community. Here are some […]

  • Grand Boulevard bridge re-opens with bike lanes and wider sidewalks, but the rest of Downtown bike network is in limbo

    New bridge over I-670 is a great Complete Street for everyone, but long-planned bike lanes connecting the bridge to the rest of Downtown are hit with yet another delayed.

  • KCMO Bond Recommendations 5 & 6 – Road Diets and Traffic Calming

    Earlier last month, Troy Schulte, the KCMO city manager, officially proposed an $800m general obligation bond to the city council. As proposed the city will use bond proceeds over the course of 20 years to repair and upgrade the city’s infrastructure. Over a series of several blog posts we will outline our plan for how […]

  • KCMO Bond Recommendation #4 – Sidewalks

    Earlier this month, Troy Schulte, the KCMO city manager, officially proposed an $800m general obligation bond to the city council. As proposed the city will use bond proceeds over the course of 20 years to repair and upgrade the city’s infrastructure. Over a series of several blog posts we will outline our plan for how […]

  • KCMO Bond Recommendation #3 – Update and Implement the Bike Plan

    Earlier this month Troy Schulte, the KCMO city manager, officially proposed an $800m general obligation bond to the city council. As proposed the city will use bond proceeds over the course of 20 years to repair and upgrade the city’s infrastructure. Over a series of several blog posts we will outline our plan for how […]

  • OP Councilman criticizes bike plan

    Overland Park 4th Ward Councilman Terry Goodman was recently quoted in the Blue Valley Post criticizing the City’s bike plan and investment in new bike lanes. In 2015 Overland Park adopted the region’s most ambitious on-street bike plan, and has been moving rapidly to implement it. While the plan is ambitious, it is also very […]

  • KCMO Bond Recommendation #2 – No New Roads

    Earlier this month Troy Schulte, the KCMO city manager, officially proposed an $800m general obligation bond to the city council. As proposed the city will use bond proceeds over the course of 20 years to repair and upgrade the city’s infrastructure. Over a series of several blog posts we will outline our plan for how […]