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Registration is Open for the Women’s Bike Summit 2018!

If you love bikes, or have bikey friends, or have seen a bicycle and thought, “Maybe someday…”, the Women’s Bike Summit is your event! Convene with other woman-identifying folks to encourage and uplift each other in bicycle sisterhood: attend inspiring sessions, meet new riding buddies, and build connections for a better Kansas City.     The […]

Partner Profile: Children’s Mercy Kansas City

At BikeWalkKC, we see a community that is barrier free, has complete biking and walking access, and has a connected culture of active transportation and active lifestyles, and we seek partners with the same vision. Children’s Mercy Kansas City (CMKC) has been that kind of partner since 2014. Founded in 1897, Children’s Mercy is one of […]

PRESS RELEASE: Pedestrian struck on I-35

On Friday evening, a pedestrian was struck by a semi driving along the southbound lanes of I-35. Authorities say the crash occurred around 9 p.m. in the area just north of the Kit Bond Bridge. The victim, 50-year-old Thomas Mattes, was hit near the right shoulder. He was rushed to an area hospital with serious […]

City’s proposed Paseo Gateway intersection design is two steps forward, one step back for pedestrians

A new design for the dangerous intersection of Independence Avenue and The Paseo would actually insert a suburban-style intersection in an urban neighborhood, and you can provide your input at a public meeting on Tuesday, April 24th. KC Parks is redesigning this intersection and the new design they are unveiling on Tuesday unfortunately is a […]

Midtown neighbors voice strong support for Complete Streets

At a public meeting at the Westport Presbyterian Church on Monday, April 16th, over 120 people gathered to learn about how Kansas City, Missouri’s Complete Street ordinance will affect Midtown. Attendees included residents, business owners, and people who work, shop, and play in Midtown. Even a group of Boy Scouts was taking part!      […]

Join the BikeWalkKC Board in 2018

BikeWalkKC’s Board of Directors is looking for people with a passion for making Greater Kansas City a safer and more welcoming place for people who walk and bike. The Board Nominating Committee is searching for director candidates with strong leadership skills and experience in helping nonprofit organizations execute strategy and development plans. The organization has grown quickly […]

April Newsletter

  We’ve got lots to share this month! Here’s a quick index of this newsletter’s articles; click the link to jump to that section: April Events Midtown KCMO Complete Streets Bike Month and Bike to Work Day Tour de Bier and Ramp-Up Events BikeWalkKC’s Complete Streets Advocacy Workshops Bike Share Coming to Brookside51 Provide Input […]

Missouri Senate Approves Tax Reform Bill and Fuel Tax Increase

Suddenly, and with virtually no debate, the Missouri Senate passed SB 617 last Wednesday, a sweeping tax reform bill which includes a provision that will raise the state’s fuel tax gradually from 17 cents per gallon to 23 cents over the course of three years. SB 617 would increase the state’s excise tax on fuel […]

Support local bike/ped projects seeking federal funding

Several local projects are currently seeking federal funds for things like bike lanes, trails, bike share, Safe Routes to School, Complete Streets, and more. These federal funding applications are now open for public comment. All projects selected for funding would be scheduled for 2021-22. Your input on these applications an important part of the selection […]