Blog Archive

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 […]

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 […]