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BikeWalkKC January 2018 Newsletter

We have lots to celebrate about 2017: Expansion of bicycle and pedestrian improvements across the metro; Kansas City, MO passing a Complete Streets Ordinance and the GO Bonds; bike share expansion to exciting new locations; and nearly 5000 students served in our youth education programs.  Ring in 2018 with new ways to get involved! Tour de […]

BLAST goes on the road

Topeka physical education teachers got a winter break treat this week when Topeka Community Cycle Project (TCCP) and Topeka Public Schools invited BikeWalkKC’s education team for a refresher course in the Bicycle Lesson and Safety Training (BLAST) program. Topeka BLAST, supported by Safe Kids Shawnee County, the Topeka Community Foundation, and Heartland Healthy Neighborhoods is […]

Our resolutions for 2018

As 2017 draws to a close, we consider our success of the past year, as well as the challenges we will continue to face in 2018. We mourned a rash of fatal crashes involving pedestrians, and our efforts to keep Westport sidewalks public were thwarted. We celebrated the passage of GO Bonds and a Complete […]

Westport Ordinance Passed – What Now?

by Michael Kelley, Policy Coordinator After much heated debate, the KCMO City Council passed Ordinance No. 170893, which allows the City to privatize the sidewalks of Westport, specifically in the area of Westport Road and Pennsylvania Avenue. There’s a great deal of information to unpack here, but for now, we’ll stick with what’s in the […]

Pedal into 2018 with these local New Year’s Day rides

Update: Due to the record low temps forecast for New Years Day, these rides are being rescheduled. Please follow the link to each event for the latest information. There are two ways to approach the decadence of the holiday season: You can stuff yourself with latkes and turkey and cookies and champagne and Uncle Jeremiah’s […]

Complete Streets are a reason to #FeelGoodFriday!

by Michael Kelley, Policy Coordinator Well, it took a three-hour session, two trips to City Hall, and one wooden bow tie, but… KCMO is getting Complete Streets! Yesterday, the Complete Streets ordinance came up for a vote before the City Council’s Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and passed, which we were expecting. The ordinance was co-sponsored […]

An Intern Wears Many Hats: A Pryor Leadership Fellow Looks Back

Blair Sundhausen, a senior at William Jewell this year, joined the education team this fall as a Pryor Leadership Fellow. We were thrilled to have Blair join us, learn about BikeWalkKC, and help with the delivery of the education programs! Blair shares her experience as a fellow in this blog post: “Being a student in […]

Women Bike KC Celebrates Sisterhood in 2017

The Women Bike KC initiative is a product of women who want their sisters to feel confident, safe, and empowered to ride. It was launched in 2014 when BikeWalkKC hosted our very first Kansas City Women’s Bike Summit, and has grown into a year-round, multi-faceted effort to get more women and girls on bikes. “We […]

Complete Streets Ordinance Heading to City Council

Download our Complete KC Info Sheet! The recent passage of the ballot measure to build a new terminal for KCI has already brought a number of benefits to the City of Fountains. In addition to demonstrating that our city can come together for an important cause, it is a prime example of the next chapter in […]

Happy Thanksgiving from BikeWalkKC!

All of us at BikeWalkKC are grateful for YOU: the members, supporters, advocates, volunteers, and champions for making the Kansas City region a place for people to build a culture of active living. In the spirit of the season, we asked our staff what else they are thankful for this Thanksgiving. Here are some of […]