May News! Bike Month, Welcome to Thomas Morefield and Streetcar Fun

It’s Bike Month! Tour de Bier is in just over a week and there are plenty of bike-themed activities coming up this month along with some other action items and celebration of some successes. May is Bike Month May is Bike Month. Join the other organizations, schools and municipalities who have posted their information on our […]

BikeWalkKC visits Congress

Last week three folks from BikeWalkKC journeyed to Washington, DC for the National Bike Summit and a day on Capitol Hill visiting the KC bi-state Congressional delegation. We took the message of walking and biking to the offices of Congressmen Emanuel Cleaver, Sam Graves, and Kevin Yoder; Congresswoman Lynn Jenkins, and Senators Claire McCaskill and […]

Help The City of Leawood with their 135th Street Implementation Plan

The City of Leawood, in coordination with the Mid-America Regional Council (MARC) is hosting a series of meetings, the first on April 20th and the other on April 28th, from 6-8pm at The Lodge at Ironwoods Park. The March 29 meeting will begin with a short presentation. Then you’ll be asked to review exhibits that describe the vision […]

We’re Not the Only Ones Who Think We Should Have Road Diets in 2016

Road diets are vital for the mobility and the health of Kansas Citians. We know, we’ve been the ones telling you about that throughout the year. We wrote about it for the Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City. We’ve been working with the City Halls around the region to find opportunities for road diets […]

Midtown KC Walks Series: What’s changed with Kansas City sidewalks and what could happen next

In this final report in the MidtownKC Walks series, the call for change in Kansas City.  In the first story, Kansas City residents, especially those in Midtown, said they are more dissatisfied with the condition of sidewalks than almost any other city service. We’ve also reported that residents said they are surprised to learn that responsibility for sidewalk maintenance lies with individual property owners and discussed […]

MidtownKCWalks Series: Sidewalks: The call for change across the country 

In Ithaca, New York, the change in sidewalk policy came after the mayor heard directly from residents who were concerned about the condition of sidewalks and the city policy around them. Shortly after he was elected, Mayor Svante Myrick hired Eric Hathaway to serve as the city’s new sidewalk program manager. “When I first started […]