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BikeWalkKC and The Whole Person team up for tandem rides

Last weekend, BikeWalkKC teamed up with The Whole Person to offer people with low vision a fun bicycle ride. After our instructors gave a quick lesson on tandem bicycling, the pairs took off on rides around Leawood Park. Instructors from our Education Team, volunteers from The Whole Person, and volunteers from our Board of Directors […]

Traffic Calming event, 35th & Askew on Friday, June 22

On Friday, June 22nd, BikeWalkKC, in partnership with the American Heart Association-Kansas City, will install crosswalks and other pedestrian amenities at the intersection of 35th and Askew. This “pop-up traffic calming” event will demonstrate how minor changes to the street can bring big benefits. The demonstration will last from 10:00 AM until approximately 6:00 PM […]

PRESS RELEASE: Pedestrian killed in Independence

The driver of an SUV went over a median and killed a pedestrian in Independence yesterday afternoon. The crash happened near the intersection of 23rd Street and Harvard Avenue. Around 1:30 p.m., the pedestrian was crossing 23rd Street when the driver of the vehicle, a 2012 Chevy Suburban, went over the center median and struck […]

When bikes get stolen, the community steps up

On the evening of Sunday, June 10th, burglars broke into one of our vans and stole five of our youth fleet bikes. We use the bikes in our BLAST programming for young people– elementary students, scouts, and youth group kids across the metro learn to ride confidently and safely. The fleet bikes were made possible […]

Partner Profile: Rosedale Development Association

This #FeelGoodFriday, we want to celebrate our friends at the Rosedale Development Association (RDA)! RDA has been committed to the health and wellness of its community since it was established as the Rosedale Community Council in 1945. Over the last 70 years, RDA has engaged neighbors, businesses, and organizations to provide food assistance, repair homes, and […]

Hooray for Bike Month

Bike Month may be over, but we are still celebrating May’s successes! From the Mayor’s Bike Month Proclamation to Tour de Bier to Boulevard Brewing’s 2-Wheeler Wednesdays, it was an incredible month. With support from the Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City (HCF), our Policy and Planning teams began a first-ever Complete Streets workshop […]

Paseo bike lane public meetings start tonight

Learn about City Hall’s plans for bike lanes on The Paseo and support a high-quality design that provides maximum protection and comfort for people on bikes The City of KCMO is planning to install bike lanes along The Paseo, potentially creating the region’s longest on-street bikeway and providing new mobility options to neighborhoods with high […]

Commuter Stops Pop Up Across the Metro for Bike to Work Day

Businesses and organizations throughout Greater Kansas City showered bike commuters with all manner of baked goods this week in celebration of Bike to Work Day.                     Downtown KCMO got in the action with stops at Lathrope and Gage, the MidAmerica Regional Council, and Head for the […]

PRESS RELEASE: Man in wheelchair dies after hit-and-run

A man in a motorized wheelchair was struck and killed in a hit-and-run crash this morning. The crash occurred around 9:30 a.m. near 11th and Charlotte Streets. Authorities say the victim, identified as 50-year-old Phillip Noel, was crossing the street within the marked crosswalk when the vehicle struck him and sped away. Noel was taken […]