Our new strategic plan for 2021-2022 was created at the height of the Covid-19 pandemic and focuses on the dual imperatives of supporting individuals and communities in need while also making the upstream and systems-level changes needed for our communities to recover and ultimately thrive in the post-pandemic world.
To redefine our streets as places for people to build a culture of active living.
A Greater Kansas City where everyone moves through the city and its public spaces equitably, safely, comfortably, and sustainably.
Theory of change:
Walking and biking are simple solutions to complex problems of environment, health, transportation, disparity, opportunity, economy, and more.
Responding to individual needs during the pandemic while improving systems and infrastructure for the recovery and post-pandemic world.
1. RECOVERY: Make our streets the path to recovery
Active transportation and public spaces will be central to personal mobility, prosperity, and community well-being in the pandemic recovery and post-pandemic world.
2. CLIMATE: Center the transportation system in the region’s climate protection and adaptation strategy
Active transportation is critical for addressing the climate crisis and needed adaptations.
3. COMMUNITY: Build partnerships and community capacity
Amplify and diversify our work by building partnerships in the community, increasing grassroots capacity, and supporting the development of an ecosystem of organizations.
4. SYSTEMS: Focus on upstream systems change
Continue to focus on strategic, upstream interventions that improve the built environment and the social determinants of health.
5. DEI: Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging
Continue improving DEI for our governance, workplace, programs and services, and business practices. Invest in the capacity of the organization.
6. CAPACITY: Build the capacity of the organization to achieve our mission
Ensure the organization’s finances, strategy, and culture are able to thrive through the pandemic, the recovery, and into the future.