Evidence-based analysis for Gillham Road shows bike lanes are well-used and encourage people to bike more than before. People love it and want to see more protected places to bike, walk, and roll.
Category Archives: Bicycling
New Stanley Elementary nurtures a neighborhood culture of walking and biking
New Stanley Elementary in Kansas City, Kansas is special. In an era of school budget cuts and hour-long school bus commutes, New Stanley is a true neighborhood school. About half of the students already walk to school, and P.E. teacher Jennifer Spears says that it wouldn’t take much for nearly all of the students to […]
Truman Road compromise moves forward
The Transportation, Infrastructure, and Operations (TIO) committee met yesterday (March 1) to discuss the Truman Road protected bike lanes and a proposed compromise. They unanimously approved a compromise that will remove the bike lane on the north side of Truman Road and will convert the south side bike lane into a two-way cycle track. The […]
Are you smarter than a 5th grader?
BikeWalkKC’s youth education may look like a party on wheels, but we take bike safety seriously. Our BLAST (Bicycle Lessons And Safety Training) classes teach kids how to ride safely and confidently, and how to use a bike for recreation and transportation. Before we bring a BLAST session to a school, the students take a […]
🚨 ALERT – Stop the Removal of the Truman Road Protected Bike Lanes!
UPDATE: Read our report from the February 1st hearing at City Hall and proposed compromise for Truman Road. BikeWalkKC learned this morning (January 27) that Councilmembers Robinson (3rd District) and Ellington (3rd District At-Large) have introduced an ordinance to remove Truman Road from the Protected Bike Lane Plan. In addition, it would force the […]
Quindaro Elementary takes off with a BLAST and shows no sign of slowing down
By Amelia Kovac In bicycling, each push of the pedal takes you in the right direction of improving your life. The number of benefits with bicycling is tremendous, improving a vast amount of areas from mental and physical benefits to environmental, social and financial benefits. My name is Amelia Kovac and I am the Physical […]
Académie Lafayette’s bike-to-school revolution
Back in 2017, Irene Dye started riding to school at Académie Lafayette’s Cherry campus at Armour and Cherry in Kansas City, Missouri. Neither Armour nor Gillham had any sort of bike lane yet, so she and her family rode neighborhood streets and sidewalks, and she locked her bike to a railing in the staff parking […]
Riding, walking, and arithmetic: Olathe school prepares for 400 new neighbors by getting back to the basics
Woodland Elementary in Olathe, KS faces a challenge: After school traffic jams are a headache, and they are about to get much worse. Their enrollment is projected to nearly double in the coming years with the construction of over 400 single family homes in their attendance boundary. The new homes are physically close to Woodland […]
“It prevents me from being independent” Neighborhood walk auditors evaluate I-70 corridor with MoDOT and consultants
We often say that once you take a walk with BikeWalkKC, you can never just “go for a walk” again. Once you notice how street trees shade a neighborhood, or how uneven pavement makes a sidewalk unusable, you will always consider how our built environment either divides or connects our communities. This awareness will help […]
“It’s like pure sunshine” BikeWalkKC education team celebrates 150 new bike riders this spring
The BikeWalkKC education staff met yesterday beneath the shade provided by trees on the Nelson-Atkins Museum lawn to celebrate successes and discuss challenges from the spring semester. It may not surprise you to hear that we all rode our bikes (well, I had to drive…tables and chairs are big!). It never gets old to gather […]