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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 […]