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Built Environment Bingo with Citizens of the World

By Karl Kraemer, Education Operations Coordinator BikeWalkKC recently visited the 1st graders at Citizens of the World Charter School to talk about being healthy and safe as we go through life. Each class participated in an hour long session dedicated to thinking about the built environment around us and the different ways we can explore […]

Support NKC’s Burlington Road Cycletrack

The City of North Kansas City has a great plan to remake Burlington Road into a thriving, sustainable Complete Street and a more inviting front door for the community. A centerpiece of the project is a two-way cycle track that would give people on bikes a dedicated safe place and connect several important destinations.  When […]

September 2017 BikeWalkKC e-newsletter

View this email in your browser Last Call: Safe Routes to School Summit We’re just over one week away from the first-ever KC Regional Safe to School Summit, and registration is filling fast! There’s still time to sign up and join fellow bike/ped champions, teachers, parents, administrators, health professionals and others to share and learn. Wednesday, […]

Riding Bikes Toward Recovery

BikeWalkKC recently held a special session of Confident City Cycling in partnership with Artists Helping the Homeless. Three men from Welcome House, a nonprofit, sober living recovery program, completed the course over two weekends in August. Confident City Cycling (CCC) teaches basic bicycle maintenance, rules of the road, and safe riding habits. Participants learn through […]

Laura Steele Selected for HCF Leadership Academy

BikeWalkKC’s education and outreach coordinator, Laura Steele, has been selected to participate in the new class of the Healthy Communities Leadership Academy, a program of the Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City. Laura joins 14 other individuals for the year-long capacity building program focused on adaptive and civic leadership development to positively impact community […]

A way forward for KCMO bike lanes?

Last night KCMO’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC) heard a proposal from the Public Works Department to accelerate two long-stalled bikeway projects. Tomorrow (Wednesday) the City Council’s Finance Committee will debate the next steps. That meeting is at 8:30 am on the 10th Floor of City Hall. Public Works Plan Paint the Downtown Bike […]

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. […]