Kansas City’s first bike-specific traffic signal

KCMO Public Works recently installed the city’s first bike traffic signal at 11th and Main Downtown, and is hosting a public demo Friday morning at 10:00 am. Bike signals are increasingly common in the US as a way to give cyclists a separate phase in the traffic lights at intersections. KC’s first bike signal is […]

Pilot program with Operation Breakthrough combines bike safety with leadership

BikeWalkKC recently partnered with Operation Breakthrough to pilot a program that combined our Youth Ambassadors curriculum and their Leadership Class. The 6th through 9th graders worked on safe cycling practices, bike maintenance skills, and learned the importance of advocacy within communities. The nine students that met criteria based on attendance and participation even got to […]

The Star publishes two perspectives on the region’s bike progress

This week the Kansas City Star offers two views on the region’s progress to improve biking. First, the Northland and Johnson County editions feature several local cyclists, several options for folks to join a group ride or neighborhood bike community, and some promising progress in cities like Shawnee and North Kansas City. 816 North and […]

BikeWalkKC Receives Grant to Create the Active Living Policy Council from Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City

BikeWalkKC  has been awarded a $171,344 grant from the Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City (HCF) for the Active Living Policy Council. The Active Living Policy council is another one of our goals on our strategic plan and is geared towards providing more leadership in the underserved areas of Kansas City, along with creating the […]

Kansas City, MO Loses Its Bike Friendly Community Designation

  Last month the League of American Bicyclists released their latest list of Bicycle Friendly Communities, and Kansas City, MO was conspicuously absent from the list. KCMO has been a Bronze Bike Friendly Community for several years, and the designation was up for renewal in 2015. According to the League, the City did not submit […]

Advocacy Alert – Grand Avenue Bridge Replacement

By now you have probably heard that the Grand Avenue bridge over I-670 is slated for emergency replacement this summer. You may also be aware of Grand’s significance as a key bike, pedestrian and transit corridor across greater downtown KCMO — buffered bike lanes will soon run a significant length of Grand. Mid America Regional […]

KCMO Proposed Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) Ordinance to be heard Thursday Morning May 26th at 9:30 a.m.

On Thursday, May 26 at 9:30 a.m. in the 26th Floor Council Chambers, the proposed Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) Ordinance will be heard before a joint meeting of the Transportation & Infrastructure and Planning, Zoning & Economic Development Committees.  This proposed ordinance will give the city more tools to foster quality development along our transit corridors. What […]

Downtown bike network finally goes out to bid for contruction

The long, long-delayed project to add 13 miles of bike lanes in the Greater Downtown is finally moving forward! This morning the project went out to bid for a construction company to start the work this summer. It’s looking hopefully that this project will finally come to fruition later this year, after two years of […]