The Kansas City region took a big step forward last Monday night by approving the Overland Park Comprehensive Bicycle Master Plan. In February the Planning Commission unanimously recommended the plan and after much discussion, the Governing Body of Overland Park adopted the plan by a vote of 10-1. See the plan in its entirety here. […]
This week the Prairie Village City Council adopted a 2016 budget that includes sidewalk improvements for a stretch of Mission Road near Shawnee Mission East High School and St. Ann Catholic School. Neighborhood residents organized the request after recent traffic crashes on this popular route for students walking to school. The Prairie Village Post has […]
Joe Blankenship, BikeWalkKC Safe Routes to School Planner, says that since Overland Park is second largest city in our region this plan shows that bicycles matter in the KC region.
Come to the Overland Park City Council to support an ambitious plan for 250 miles of bike on-street bike routes throughout the city.
This morning the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee of the KCMO City Council heard a presentation from the department of public works on a recently completed road diet analysis. The analysis was prompted by a council resolution adopted in December that called for an analysis of all of the city’s undivided streets with four or more […]
Much of our work at BikeWalkKC is to improve the health and quality of life for residents of Greater Kansas City. The data shows that is often a daunting task! Today we are excited to share with you our involvement in Healthy KC, a new regional initiative to accelerate the pace of change in Kansas City.
Prospect Avenue has been identified as a “Corridor of Concern” for pedestrian injuries and fatalities. On Friday, March 27th BikeWalkKC will join local, state, and federal partners in a safety assessment of the corridor.
US Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx challenges mayors to improve safety walking and biking. KCMO Mayor Sly James takes on the challenge, and BikeWalkKC invites other KC area mayors to join him.
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 […]
The Mayor and City Council need to hear that there is strong support for moving forward with the final piece of Turkey Creek Trail in Johnson County.