Beyond the Loop Will Explore New Ideas for Downtown Highways

Update, June 19, 2017: The study team has developed a Purpose & Need document to clearly identify the criteria by which any proposed alternatives will be judged. This is “living” document may be updated throughout the study as additional data, analysis, and public input is collected and completed. Click here to read the document and provide your […]

BikeWalkKC February 2017 Newsletter

Mark Your Calendars: BikeWalkKC Event Season Has Begun Looking for new learning opportunities? Networking events? We’ve got something for everyone this spring, and hope you’ll join us for any and all of these upcoming activities! Friday, February 24, 5:30-7:30pm: We’ve teamed up with OneLife Fitness to offer a new Handlebar Happy Hour format! “Workout & […]

Follow the Bike: the Journey of a Donated Bicycle

By Glen Rumbaugh, BikeWalkKC Education Operations Coordinator Have you ever donated a bike to BikeWalkKC and wondered what happened to it? It starts in our shop where we clean and check each bike.  Once ready, it’s off to one of our Earn-a-Bike Classes. During an Earn-a-Bike class, students are taught how to maintain and repair […]

What’s next for KC’s bike program

The recent performance audit of Kansas City, MO’s 2001 bike plan has been followed up by swift action at City Hall to implement the auditor’s recommendations and begin an overall reboot of the bike and pedestrian program. BikeWalkKC has meeting with the City Manager, Councilmembers, and city staff to learn about how City Hall is moving […]

RFP for strategic planning for Missouri’s regional active transportation organizations

BikeWalkKC and our peer organizations in St. Louis, Springfield, and Columbia request proposals for strategic planning services to inform future collaboration between the four organizations and to further our shared goals to improve the health and livability of our communities. RFP Issued: January 20th, 2017 Questions Due: February 3rd, 2017 Proposals Due: February 10th, 2017 Download […]

City Council sends $800 million infrastructure bond to voters with big sidewalk and bike lane improvements

After a day of intense debate yesterday the KCMO City Council finally agreed on and unanimously approved an infrastructure program to send to voters on April 4th. Despite heavy pressure from the highway builders for a roads-first approach, the final plan that emerged yesterday has the potential to be transformational for walking, biking, and neighborhood […]

Sidewalks Mean Business

In debate about $800 million infrastructure bond, evidence shows sidewalks and bike lanes bring the biggest return on investment of public money. They create more jobs than road-only projects, and have high ROI on economic activity and health improvements.

What’s Your Resolution?

Happy New Year! To kick the year off right, a few of us at BikeWalkKC decided we’d share some of our 2017 resolutions. Brandon: having accomplished a lot of goals in 2016 – running a 5K, learning to ski and snowboard, becoming an LCI instructor, working on a Tensies-award-winning experiential film – my only resolution for […]