February 2015 Newsletter

Congratulations, Caroline! Caroline Helmkamp was honored with the UMB Senior Sportswoman Award at the WIN for KC luncheon on February 12. Caroline has been a staple in the biking community, and is also an outstanding BikeWalkKC volunteer and educator. Awardees are recognized for their contributions and achievements in sports and fitness. Congratulations, Caroline! Handlebar Happy […]

Leawood’s new Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan

The City of Leawood recently adopted its first master plan for walking and bicycling, Self-Propelled Leawood. The planning process includes significant public input, and the final result provides extensive detail of existing conditions. The plan includes many goals and priorities for infrastructure, public policy, education, law enforcement, etc. Download the full report (PDF). Goals: Increase […]

Advocacy Alert: Downtown Bike Network and Grand Boulevard Road Diet

KCMO has a plan for 12 miles of new bike lanes linking the various neighborhoods of Downtown – River Market, Loop, Crossroads, Westside, 18th & Vine, and Crown Center. The centerpiece is a transformation of Grand Boulevard into a transit and bike corridor with buffered bike lanes, enhanced “super stops” for public transit, and a […]