Bikes as Freedom: Hope Faith study

New research explores the impact of Earn-a-Bike on health, happiness, and employment for those experiencing homelessness BikeWalkKC is proud to partner with Hope Faith, a homeless assistance campus located in downtown KCMO. Hope Faith provides urgent essentials like shelter, food, and health assistance, and also offers an array of services to help their clients move […]

Whatever the Weather Gear Drive with Hope Faith

Cold weather has arrived, and freezing temperatures can impact our biking and walking habits in different ways. But for many in the Kansas City region, walking, rolling, or biking isn’t a seasonal activity– it’s just how they get around. BikeWalkKC is partnering with Hope Faith Homeless Assistance Campus and several of our Business Members to […]

Partnership Profile: Hope Faith

BikeWalkKC’s partnership with Hope Faith (formerly Hope Faith Ministries) began in 2016 with an Earn-A-Bike course. As a day center providing services for homeless and at-risk adults and children, Hope Faith’s goal was to offer their guests an opportunity to build riding skills and get basic bike maintenance training while earning their own bicycle. The […]

Building Community Capacity and Transportation Access at Hope Faith Ministries

As the summer pilot program of an adult Earn-a-Bike cohort at Hope Faith Ministries drew to an end in early August, no one anticipated what would grow from this initial group’s momentum and excitement. Over the summer, nine Hope Faith participants completed the five-week course where they learned bicycle maintenance, rules of the road, handling skills, […]

Bike Share

PLACES FOR PEOPLE > Bike Share RideKC Bike lets you ride, return, and repeat Imagine a bike that is always ready to ride, where and when you want to ride it. The tires are always inflated and the chain is never rusty. A bike with a basket to carry your gear. A bike that fits […]

Partnerships promote positive change in KCMO

Thursday in KCMO was a prime example of the power of teamwork. The City Council passed two resolutions supporting places for people: Vision Zero and an update to the City’s Climate Protection Plan. These victories were the result of community outreach and organizations standing together in solidarity for interdependent causes. The Vision Zero resolution, which […]

Policy Brief: Housing and Transportation

Housing is not truly affordable if residents must drive everywhere to access jobs, education, and other services. Many households in Kansas City spend as much or more on transportation than on housing. Like housing, disparities in access to transportation disproportionately burden historically disinvested communities of color, low wealth, and the disabled.

Policy Brief #1: Where Housing and Transportation Intersect

We will be releasing a series of policy briefs that highlight the overlap between multimodal transportation and other important issues for the metro. This is the first installment of that series. Housing is not truly affordable if residents must drive everywhere to access jobs, education, and other services. Many households in Kansas City spend as […]