Independence teacher delivers bicycle joy

BikeWalkKC is not currently able to accept bike donations due to the Regional Stay at Home order, but we love this teacher’s initiative to bring joy to the families she serves. As part of our series on #SpacesforPeopleKC, we encourage you to share your own ideas for creating a culture of active living in your […]

Home Street Home: Changing how we think and talk about our streets

By Thomas Morefield, Director of Community Planning Education is an important part of BikeWalkKC’s work and that includes education about designing and building streets as places for people. When I lead training workshops, I like to begin with a simple exercise.  I ask people to think about their favorite street and why that street is […]

Speak up for safer streets in KCMO, KCK, and Gladstone

On Monday two children were struck by drivers in the Kansas City region, starkly highlighting the need for more comprehensive policies that improve the built environment and protect our region’s most vulnerable road users. There are several upcoming opportunities for YOU to get involved and speak up for better biking and walking; read on to […]

League of American Bicyclists releases 2019 State Rankings

While our primary focus is in the KC metro, BikeWalkKC works to build a culture of active living throughout the region, and that includes efforts at the state level in both Kansas and Missouri. Our work is informed in part by the League of American Bicyclists, which recently released its 2019 rankings for bike friendly […]

Whatever the Weather Gear Drive with Hope Faith

Cold weather has arrived, and freezing temperatures can impact our biking and walking habits in different ways. But for many in the Kansas City region, walking, rolling, or biking isn’t a seasonal activity– it’s just how they get around. BikeWalkKC is partnering with Hope Faith Homeless Assistance Campus and several of our Business Members to […]

PRESS RELEASE: Young cyclist struck in Shawnee

A young cyclist was struck by a car in Shawnee on the morning of Friday, November 1. The crash happened at the intersection of West 58th Street and Clearcreek Parkway. Police say that the child was near the crosswalk leading to Clear Creek Elementary School when they were hit by the driver. The child was […]

Complete Streets remain on Armour Road in North Kansas City

Last night, the North Kansas City City Council held a special public meeting to discuss the recent “complete street” improvements to Armour Road, to decide then and there whether to rip out the changes less than a month after they were completed. The meeting, and its outcome, came down to numbers: Grassroots organizers in support […]