OurStreets app now tracks basic supplies during Coronavirus crisis

The same app that uses crowd-sourcing to report street hazards like blocked crosswalks is now available to share and find necessary goods like toilet paper and fresh produce. OurStreets Supplies allows users to share quantities of basics and numbers of people in the store, reducing the risk of close contact with employees and shoppers. On […]

Reflections on the Virtual Bike Summit

Not canceled, but reimagined: The National Bike Summit, an annual event hosted by the League of American Bicyclists that features informative breakout sessions, great networking opportunities, congressional lobbying efforts, and more. The COVID-19 virus made an in-person conference impossible, but rather than leaving attendees to “spin their wheels,” the League found a way to make […]

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 […]

BikeWalkKC’s 10th Anniversary: notes from the first mile, 2011

  Since BikeWalkKC’s founding in 2010, we’ve developed in-demand programs, grown our membership, attracted new partners, and established ourselves as leaders in the field of bicycle and pedestrian education and advocacy. But as detailed in our first Mile 10 blog post, BikeWalkKC started out with just a handful of volunteers, a few small grants, and […]

Move Your Way in Wyandotte County

  Life comes at us from all directions, and sometimes it’s difficult to prioritize our health when work and school demand so much of our time. We know physical activity is important, but that doesn’t mean it’s easy to squeeze a family trip to the gym into an already packed schedule. Community support for active […]

The First Mile: the founding of BikeWalkKC

Mile 0: preparing for the journey Our history goes back to 2008 and beyond.  That year, the League of American Bicyclists published its regular ranking of US bicycle-friendly cities. Kansas City was ranked last among the 50 biggest cities. That list caught the attention of BBC Radio. They came to town and spent two days […]