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 […]
We recently met with a group of medical students at the Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences who participate in Score 1 for Health, a program that provides health screenings and nutritional counseling to 13,000 students and families in urban core elementary schools. The KCU students learned about BikeWalkKC’s work to make biking, walking, […]
This summer Buttonwood Art Space in Union Hill is presenting “The Art of Human Movement” – a special art show showcasing bicycling, walking, and all other forms of human movement and human-powered transportation. Proceeds will benefit BikeWalkKC’s work to make Kansas City a better place to walk and bike. The show will run from July […]
We are looking for two passionate and dedicated professionals to join our team and help us advance several projects and programs that are improving the capacity and quality of life in local neighborhoods around the Kansas City region. Engaging diverse communities, improving the built environment, forging partnerships across sectors, improving public policy, and getting more […]
As we entering our fifth year at BikeWalkKC we are excited to share an updated mission, vision, and brand new strategic plan to guide our work Advocating, Congregating, and Educating over the next five years.
A new species of HAWK is descending on KC, but they aren’t birds. They are a new type of traffic signal designed to improve both pedestrian safety and vehicular traffic flow. HAWK stands for High-intensity Activated crossWalK beacon. It allows pedestrians to stop car traffic to cross the street safely, and then lets cars get […]
In this third report in the MidtownKC Walks series, the various reasons sidewalks are becoming more important to people in Midtown. 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. Yesterday, residents said they are surprised to learn that responsibility for sidewalk maintenance lies with individual property owners. […]
In this second report in the MidtownKC Walks series, residents say they are surprised to learn that responsibility for sidewalk maintenance lies with individual property owners. 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. As the series continues this […]
MidtownKC Walks Project is a joint project of the Midtown KC Post, BikeWalkKC and The Whole Person. Join a conversation about sidewalks on the Midtown KC Walks page or comment on these stories. We also have a survey about your experiences walking in Midtown and a map where you can mark sidewalk problems you encounter. […]
Safe Routes to School Planner moves to City Hall and John McClaflin becomes our first Finance Manager.