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BikeWalkKC welcomes two new additions to the staff

BikeWalkKC has seen a lot of growth over the last year, and we recently welcomed two individuals to our full-time staff: Joe Blankenship and Joshua Hoffman. Joe Blankenship will be working with BikeWalkKC as the Safe Routes to School Planner. BikeWalkKC received a two-year grant from the Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City to […]

Shawnee Parks Tax Up for Renewal on November

On November 4th Shawnee voters will be asked to renew the “Parks and Pipes” sales tax that supports parks, trails, and bike lanes in the metro area’s first nationally recognized Bicycle Friendly Community. The 1/8 of a cent sales tax is up for renewal as Shawnee Question 1 on the Novermber 4th ballot. The sales […]

Advocacy Alert: Update on Safe Streets KC, the ordinance that protects our rights to use the streets safely

The “good” news first:  The City Council is committed to making Kansas City a safer city and supporting the ordinance intended to protect vulnerable road users. The council debated for almost one hour in the business session and another hour at the City Council meeting on Thursday. We are excited and welcome the debate, and […]

Overland Park’s new bike plan moving forward

Overland Park’s new bike plan moving forward Overland Park has been working on a new bike plan over the past year, and the final draft is now available to the public. The plan is ambitious, but also very pragmatic. There is a good mix of bike lanes and buffered bike lanes on major thoroughfares, bike […]

Ensuring safe streets means ending street harassment

Ensuring safe streets means ending street harassment Many pedestrians are experiencing harassment on American streets, and it’s hindering their right to a safe trip. The behavior is often represented in the media by a row of men at a work site whistling at a passing woman, but the actions that comprise street harassment can range […]

News of Katy Trail Expansion is Big News for KC Region

News of Katy Trail Expansion is Big News for KC Region One of the most exciting developments for cycling in the KC area came recently, when Jackson County Executive Mike Sanders announced the county was moving forward with a plan to extend the Katy Trail into Kansas City, Mo. On August 11, Sanders said Jackson […]

BikeWalkKC receives funding from the Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City to expand SRTS efforts

BikeWalkKC receives funding from the Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City to expand SRTS efforts  BikeWalkKC has received more than $200,000 in funding from the Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City to turn a comprehensive, Safe Routes to School pilot project at James Elementary into a full-scale program. We will be working with […]