Blog Archive

Fall Highlights from BikeWalkKC’s Education Team

by Maggie Priesmeyer, Director of Programs We are SUPER proud of our education team and all of their hard work over the last few months! We want to share some of our favorite highlights from this fall. Youth Education Once again, youth education programs engaged a record number of students across 10 schools in Missouri […]

BikeWalkKC opposes privatizing Westport streets and sidewalks

This week City Hall is again considering a proposal from Westport bar owners to privatize streets and sidewalks in the neighborhood. BikeWalkKC is opposing this plan because it is contrary to our mission of redefining our streets as places for people to build a culture of active living. It undermines many city plans to make […]

BikeWalkKC receives Aetna Foundation Grant

Partnership with Children’s Mercy Kansas City to improve community health in Northeast KCMO BikeWalkKC has been selected as a grantee in the Aetna Foundation’s Cultivating Healthy Communities program and was awarded a $75,000 community grant to work in partnership with Children’s Mercy Kansas City to implement evidence-based youth education programming and hands-on built environment interventions […]

November 2017 Newsletter

Events & Happenings in November (and beyond!) Fall is here, and we’ve got lots of great events and activities planned: TOMORROW, Wednesday, Oct. 31 is our Halloween Commuter Coffee Stop, “no tricks, just treats!” Join us at the intersection of Armour & Gillham between 7:30-9:00am for FREE Lamar’s donuts and Mother Earth Coffee. Show up in costume and […]

Michael Kelley joins BWKC staff as Policy Coordinator

We are pleased to announce that Michael Kelley has joined the BikeWalkKC staff in a newly created position: Policy Coordinator. Michael contributes to the organization’s efforts to research and advocate for active transportation policy. Additionally, he assists with BikeWalkKC’s community outreach and communication efforts. Prior to joining BikeWalkKC, Michael worked for such organizations as the […]

Vive le Bike Rack

Third grader Irene Dye loves riding her bike to school at Academie Lafayette. “It feels good because it stretches my muscles,” she says. “It’s not that hard to do it, and I feel really good when I’m done.” When school started in August, hers was the only bicycle locked to the railing that served as […]

Speak up for biking and walking in the KCMO city budget

Over the past year City Hall has talked a lot about prioritizing walking and biking, and the proof will be in the 2018 city budget. Will they follow through with real investments in sidewalks, trails, and bike lanes? As the city updates its five year business plan, now is the time for residents to start speaking […]

New faces, new roles at BikeWalkKC

Since our launch in 2011 BikeWalkKC has grown by leaps and bounds into one of the largest bike/ped advocacy organizations in the country. Not only have we grown in size and scope, we’ve also grown in terms of the complexity and sophistication of the work our team is doing every day. In response to this […]

Pop-Up Traffic Calming Demonstration Yields Great Success

By DuRon Netsell, Midtown Community Organizer, Bike Parking Specialist On August 25th, BikeWalkKC, in conjunction with Better Block KC, the Missouri Chapter of the American Planning Association, and Trailnet (St. Louis), hosted a pop up traffic calming demonstration at the intersection of 38th and Warwick in the Old Hyde Park neighborhood of Midtown KCMO. The […]

Women Bike KC Builds New Partnership with Amethyst Place

By Liz Harris, Marketing and Events Coordinator BikeWalkKC’s Women Bike KC initiative recently delivered two sessions of our Basic Bike Maintenance Class to residents at Amethyst Place, a transitional housing program for women in recovery and their children.  Twelve women learned how to change a tire, clean and lube a chain, and check a bike […]