Proclamations aplenty for Bike Month

May is Bike Month! According to the League of American Bicyclists, the occasion (first established in 1956) “is a chance to showcase the many benefits of bicycling — and encourage more folks to [give] biking a try.” Bike Month is also a celebration, and as part of that celebration, BikeWalkKC and the Mid-America Regional Council […]

Press Release: National Discussion to Highlight Trend Toward Decriminalization of Jaywalking

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 28, 2021 CONTACTS: Angie Schmitt: 614-499-3239 angie@3mphplanning.com Caro Jauregui 562-320-2139  Caro@calwalks.org National Discussion to Highlight Trend Toward Decriminalization of Jaywalking More and more cities and states are rethinking rules that criminalize walking. From Virginia to California to Kansas City, decriminalizing jaywalking is no longer a radical idea but an increasingly viable […]

Notes from Mile 1: BikeWalkKC’s First Full Year

Mile 10 Campaign – BikeWalkKC Celebrates its 10th Anniversary! This year, we celebrate our 10th anniversary! BikeWalkKC was officially launched in April 2011 as a nonprofit organization with a mission and purpose to serve the bi-state Kansas City-metro area. We were Kansas City’s first professional advocacy and education organization dedicated to bicycling and walking. As […]

2011 protest in KCMO after a driver struck and killed pedestrian Chip Block

What do you do when your city is named the worst bicycling city in America? You create solutions for the problem.

Mile 10 Campaign – BikeWalkKC Celebrates its 10th Anniversary! This year, we celebrate our 10th anniversary! BikeWalkKC was officially launched in April 2011 as a nonprofit organization with a mission and purpose to serve the bi-state Kansas City metro area. We were Kansas City’s first professional advocacy and education organization dedicated to bicycling and walking. […]

Press Release: The first ever Kansas City Physical Activity Plan released

The Kansas City Physical Activity Plan Work Group Weighing In Children’s Mercy Center for Children’s Healthy Lifestyles Contact: Robin Shook, PhD Chair, The Kansas City Physical Activity Plan Work Group Assistant Professor Department of Pediatrics Children’s Mercy Center for Children’s Healthy Lifestyles rpshook@cmh.edu  214-448-83366 kcphysicalactivityplan.org The Kansas City Physical Activity Plan Work Group has released […]

BikeWalkKC gives thanks

This year has been full of triumphs, blessings, achievements, courage, and hard work. We’re grateful for our members and funders who saw a need and rose to meet it and for the “bike boom” that brought fresh legs into this race for places for people. We worked with partners to support the Tenant’s Bill of […]

BikeWalkKC members make change in their neighborhoods

At our recent Annual Member Meeting, we talked about how BikeWalkKC is partnering with organizations and municipalities across state lines to redefine our streets as places for people. You can catch up on our reports from the Education, Bike Share, Community Planning, and Advocacy departments on our YouTube channel. And we recommend you do, because […]

Along for the ride with the Tour de Bier in 2020

Seasoned Tour de Bier-ers have overcome their fair share of obstacles: potholes, trains, and thunderstorms are familiar challenges to our riders. When we opened registration in January, we were ready with experienced route planners, lots of spray paint, and an enthusiastic planning committee. But the Coronavirus pandemic tipped the whole world on its head and […]