KC’s regional Physical Activity Plan is in motion

  By Laura Steele, Director of Education Programs laura.steele@bikewalkkc.org BikeWalkKC’s education team is one of several organizations involved in developing a Kansas City regional physical activity plan (KCPA). We were first invited to participate by colleagues from the Center for Children’s Healthy Lifestyles and Nutrition (CCHLN) in 2019, and work continues as we collaborate with […]

At last, the Tour de Bier has come along!

Tour de Bier rolls on from August 15-September 15 The Tour de Bier is BikeWalkKC’s premier fundraiser, and has been since that first matching grant 9 years ago. Riders support our programs with their ticket purchases and the friends we’ve made have become committed volunteers, sponsors, members, and even employees. While this year has been […]

PRESS RELEASE: Pedestrian dies after being struck on the Plaza

A pedestrian was struck and killed in a crash on Friday, June 19. The crash occurred near 47th and Broadway at 5:45 pm. According to police, the pedestrian was attempting to cross the street at the mid-block section of 47th Street when they were struck by a driver heading west. The driver stopped at the […]

RideKC Bike and Scooter is hiring

RideKC Bike and Scooter is a great place to work. We are seeking a Fleet Technician to repair and maintain our fleet of electric bikes, pedal bikes, and scooters. Fleet technicians keep the vehicles and related equipment in a safe and smooth working condition for our users. If you are a mechanically-inclined creative problem solver, […]

Working to Decriminalize Walking and Biking in KCMO

In the wake of the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and others at the hands of police, the protests that followed have forced a reckoning on the issue of overpolicing in Black communities. Ahmaud Arbery’s death in particular reinforced the truth that in public spaces, Black people often face greater risks than their white […]

Mark Your Calendars: KCMO PIAC Hearings

It’s that time of year again: sun is shining, the smell of summer cookouts are in the air, and the PIAC meetings are right around the corner! The city’s Public Improvement Advisory Committee (PIAC) solicits resident input and makes recommendations regarding both the citywide and neighborhood portions of the capital budget. Many of the projects […]

PRESS RELEASE: Pedestrian struck and killed in KCMO hit-and-run

A young woman was struck and killed by a speeding driver in the early morning hours of Sunday, June 21. The crash happened shortly before 3 a.m. near the intersection of 43rd and Main streets. Witnesses say the victim was attempting to cross the street. Two drivers were racing southbound on Main when one of […]

A new Master Plan to guide KCMO’s future

A city’s safety and comfort for people who walk and bike is largely determined by the design of its neighborhoods and built environment. Next week there is a great opportunity for individuals and community advocates to speak up and start influencing a new master plan that will shape how our city will develop and grow […]