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 […]
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 […]
More than $50 million in RAISE grants awarded to KC area projects that will improve safety and connectivity for people walking, biking, and using transit.
Grownups like to reminisce about their carefree youth: walking to school, biking to their summer lifeguarding jobs, or walking to the park with their friends. And so often, those same grownups will bemoan the way the younger generations seem disconnected from family, friends, and community. So what happened in between “the good ol’ days” and […]
Last Thursday, the Unified Government of Kansas City, Kansas and Wyandotte County took an important step towards building safer streets for everyone in their community. Following a presentation by the UG Planning Department, the Board of Commissioners voted unanimously to adopt a Complete Streets ordinance! You can check out a copy of the adopted language […]
Together with our partners in the Healthy Communities Wyandotte Policy Committee, BikeWalkKC is advocating for the adoption of a Complete Streets ordinance as a means of improving the built environment and health outcomes in Wyandotte County. In the age of COVID-19, such legislation has taken on increased significance as a means of supporting frontline workers […]
Walking and biking are still safe ways to get some fresh air, move around the city, get some exercise, and protect your mental health during this difficult period. These frequently-asked questions will be updated as official guidance changes.
West Wyandotte Library to host local launch event on Saturday, March 28, 2020 (Kansas City, Kansas) – BikeWalkKC is pleased to announce that Kansas City, Kansas has been selected by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to participate as a pilot community implementing the Move Your WaySM campaign. Move Your WaySM is […]
It’s budget season in Wyandotte County! BikeWalkKC has worked hard to improve the built environment for cyclists and pedestrians in KCK over the past year through our education efforts with Safe Routes to School and through our advocacy efforts with Healthy Communities Wyandotte. Something that is crucial to supporting those efforts is the annual budget. […]
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 […]