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 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 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 […]
By Rachel Krause, Communications Coordinator My bicycle helped me become a college graduate. When I was a student, riding a bike was my main release in between the countless exams, readings and lectures. Even when I was dealing with being homesick or feeling overwhelmed, I could always hop on my bike. BikeWalkKC is reaching out […]
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 […]
Trail signs provide easy way for emergencies services to locate pedestrians and cyclists.
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 […]
BLAST school-based bike education program goes to Park Hill School District Students at Russell Jones Education Center in the Park Hill School District participated in the final BLAST: Kids on Bikes class of the season last week. Russell Jones Education Center is a K-12 school focused on teaching and empowering students with special needs and […]
Parents and neighbors invite BikeWalkKC to help ensure kids can walk and bike to Hale Cook Elementary when Waldo school reopens this fall.
Thanks to those who attended the KC Women’s Bike Summit Thank you to all the women that came to the KC Women’s Bike Summit and made this event a huge success. We are humbled and honored that over 150 women (and a few men) filled the seats and halls of the Kauffman Foundation. More than […]