2016 Year in Review

2016 marked BikeWalkKC’s sixth year! Thanks to our members, volunteers, and partners we saw another great year growing the organization, and impacting the quality of life across the Kansas City region. BikeWalkKC’s milestones in 2016 A growing organization Our team of professional advocates, educators, and planners continues to grow. We have 10 full-time folks and another […]

Performance audit says reboot the KCMO bike plan

If you are frustrated with the pace of adding bike lanes on the streets of Kansas City, you are not alone. The KCMO City Auditor has released a performance audit of “Bike KC” – the city’s 2001 bike plan, finding it was inadequate from the start and a series of challenges over the last 15 years have doomed its success.

BikeWalkKC carries forward FreeWheels For Kids work in Wyandotte County

For the last four years, KCK-based FreeWheels for Kids has been an important community organization working to empower youth with bicycles through education and advocacy in schools, community centers, and City Hall. BikeWalkKC worked with FreeWheels on many of these projects. Today FreeWheels for Kids shared the news that the organization is closing at the end of this […]

Polling shows strong public support for city-funded sidewalk program in the infrastructure bond

Opinion polling for the city’s proposed $800 million infrastructure bond shows that 72% of people would be more likely to vote yes if it included a city-funded sidewalk program that shifted the financial burden off of homeowners. This is second only to improving the condition and safety of the city’s existing streets and bridges. Current […]

Building Community Capacity and Transportation Access at Hope Faith Ministries

As the summer pilot program of an adult Earn-a-Bike cohort at Hope Faith Ministries drew to an end in early August, no one anticipated what would grow from this initial group’s momentum and excitement. Over the summer, nine Hope Faith participants completed the five-week course where they learned bicycle maintenance, rules of the road, handling skills, […]

December BikeWalkKC News & Updates

  Be a BikeWalk Champion: Support our Annual Campaign BikeWalkKC’s Annual Campaign provides vital funds to support our efforts to redefine our streets as places for people to build a culture of active living. By donating to BikeWalkKC, you are investing in safer and more accessible streets and sidewalks for our community. Here are some […]

KCMO Bond Recommendation #4 – Sidewalks

Earlier this month, Troy Schulte, the KCMO city manager, officially proposed an $800m general obligation bond to the city council. As proposed the city will use bond proceeds over the course of 20 years to repair and upgrade the city’s infrastructure. Over a series of several blog posts we will outline our plan for how […]