July 2014 Newsletter

Help us design a more livable city

BikeWalkKC is working on several advocacy issues this summer, and we need your input to help us fulfill our  mission to make Greater Kansas City a better place to walk, bike, and live. Please visit our Mind Mixer community forum and share your thoughts on topics like:

  • Complete Streets for the Phase 2 streetcar routes
  • B-cycle locations in Brookside and Waldo
  • Missing links in your own bike routes to work, school, and other destinations
  • Walkability survey


Share your ideas today!



Levee trail now open in Wyandotte County

For the first time in the KC region, part of the Kansas River levee system is now accessible for walking and biking! Thanks to the hard work of advocates, community leaders, and Mayor Mark Holland, a small section of the Kaw Valley levee in the Armourdale neighborhood is now open to the public.

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Handlebar Happy Hour in Lee’s Summit on July 24th

Last month’s Handlebar Happy Hour and social ride in Prairie Village was a big success. 40-plus people turned out to meet members of the Prairie Village City Council and Police Department. This month we are heading east to Lee’s Summit. Join us Thursday evening at Filling Station BBQ a social ride, food/drink specials, and meet members of the Lee’s Summit Livable Streets Advisory Board.

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KCMO Bike Master Plan Update – July 24th & 29th

Learn about the ongoing update to the City of KCMO’s bike master plan, and a new tool that will help the City better plan future bike routes. Presentations and open houses are happening on Thursday in the Northland and on Tuesday in Southtown.

BikeWalkKC at the WIN for KC Triathlon – July 26th

We will be at the WIN for KC triathlon this weekend teaching girls bike maintenance at the Finish Line Festival. If you’re going to the triathlon on Saturday, bring your girls to our tent for a free lesson!


Streetcar and Missouri transportation tax elections on August 5th

Missouri voters will decide on a statewide sales tax to fund transportation improvements, including biking and walking. KCMO voters Midtown, Brookside, and the East Side will vote on establishing a transportation district for three new streetcar lines. Both elections have important pros and cons for people who bike and walk. Read BikeWalkKC’s analysis and be sure to vote on August 5th.

New Posts from Local Cyclists on KC Spokes People Blog

We have plenty of new posts on our bicycling blog, KC Spokes People, from cyclists in the community. Read about someone’s first racing experience, learn some tips for bringing your bike aboard Amtrak, and hear one KC cyclist’s take on what our city can learn from Portland.

Cleaver Boulevard Streetscape Ribbon Cutting – August 16th

Help Congressman Cleaver and city officials celebrate the new sidewalks, bike lanes, pedestrian lighting, and other improvements that have made Cleaver Boulevard at Complete Street! Saturday, August 16th at 10:00 a.m.

Recently on the blog….

KCMO joins regional trail emergency signage system pioneered by Lenexa

Issue Paper: Missouri Transportation Sales Tax – Bicycle and Pedestrian Issues

BikeWalkKC Helps Teach Girls Bike Skills at CAMP WIN Sports Camp


Become a member of BikeWalkKC

Want more bike lanes? How about better sidewalks? Or better enforcement of traffic laws? Or bike education in your children’s school? BikeWalkKC fights for all of these things and more, but we can’t do it without the support of individuals like you.

Please become a member of BikeWalkKC today. It’s an investment in a safer, healthier, and more livable community for generations to come.

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