October 2nd is International Walk to School Day, and the Frank Rushton Walking Wednesday kids will be walking just like they do every Wednesday. But teacher and Safe Routes to School champion Rachel Hohendorf encourages all schools to join the fun: “The International Walk to School Day is a great way for schools to reach […]
Did you know that idling cars and buses affect air quality around schools? And kids play outside half as much as their parents did? And exercise improves mental focus? And more positive activity in a neighborhood (like kids walking) decreases the likelihood of negative activity (like vandalism)? Champions of active living from around the Kansas […]
Learn about Lenexa’s new Complete Streets plan for filling in sidewalk gaps, expanding the trail system, and adding on-street bike lanes.
Harry S. Truman loved to walk. He walked for health, he walked to deposit his Presidential paycheck, and after he returned home from DC, he walked around downtown Independence. Fifty years later, the Independence School District and the City of Independence are honoring their most famous resident by promoting active living and safe streets. After […]
Traffic deaths are as much of an epidemic as homicides. Ongoing media narratives about bikes versus cars ignore the real human cost of dangerous streets, which disproportionately impact communities of color and low wealth.
BikeWalkKC Education Specialist David Hansen spent his summer deep-diving into local policy and non-profit work. Read on to learn more about his experience and find out how employment, early childhood education, and transportation are linked: For seven weeks this summer, I had the opportunity to be a part of the Urban Leaders Fellowship program, […]
When we talk about Safe Routes to School, we’re talking about more than just crossing guards and drop-off queues. Developing Safe Routes to School involves a number of actions, from tiny to complex, that create a ripple affect throughout an entire community. When kids can walk, bike, or roll to school, everyone in the […]
Our local governments work best when residents get involved. Whether you talk to your neighbors about sidewalk conditions, attend a public meeting about Complete Streets, or write your councilperson about drivers speeding by your kids’ school, you are an advocate for necessary change in your community. Your voice matters, and it is important that you […]
Local and state government officials are proposing three options for replacing the Buck O’Neil Bridge over the Missouri River in Downtown, along with an option to not build at all. This bridge is part of a bigger vision called Beyond the Loop that studied the transformative impact on the Downtown Loop, River Market, and Columbus […]
What’s your bike story? We asked guests of the 2018 Women’s Bike Summit that question, and we found a few common themes: