Sidewalk Closures are Plaguing KCMO – New Policy is Desperately Needed

Great things are happening in Kansas City. A streetcar is nearing completion, new high rise buildings are under construction or about to break ground, historic buildings are seeing new life, and new streetscapes are bringing about major bicycle and pedestrian improvements. However, with all of this great development comes a glut of sidewalk closures. The […]

Lawrence Schools Participate in BLAST Program

More than 300 fourth- and fifth-graders at four Lawrence elementary schools have participated in the Bicycle Lesson and Safety Training (BLAST) program this month. BLAST is our bicycle safety training that is taught through physical education classes at schools in the Kansas City region. We have three mobile classrooms that travel to schools, and they […]

BikeWalkKC visits Congress

Last week three folks from BikeWalkKC journeyed to Washington, DC for the National Bike Summit and a day on Capitol Hill visiting the KC bi-state Congressional delegation. We took the message of walking and biking to the offices of Congressmen Emanuel Cleaver, Sam Graves, and Kevin Yoder; Congresswoman Lynn Jenkins, and Senators Claire McCaskill and […]

BikeWalkKC talks active living with future doctors

We recently met with a group of medical students at the Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences who participate in Score 1 for Health, a program that provides health screenings and nutritional counseling to 13,000 students and families in urban core elementary schools. The KCU students learned about BikeWalkKC’s work to make biking, walking, […]

Respect the Rail with Your Bikes and Your Feet

BikeWalkKC is honored to partner with the KC Streetcar to help make sure everyone is safe and has fun riding the streetcar, when it opens for service on May 6th and beyond. We will be doing some safety events, including a portion of our Confident City Cycling class geared just on working with and around […]

Call for Artists – The Art of Human Movement, a unique art show benefiting BikeWalkKC’s education and advocacy work

This summer Buttonwood Art Space in Union Hill is presenting “The Art of Human Movement” – a special art show showcasing bicycling, walking, and all other forms of human movement and human-powered transportation. Proceeds will benefit BikeWalkKC’s work to make Kansas City a better place to walk and bike. The show will run from July […]

Now hiring planning and outreach professionals

We are looking for two passionate and dedicated professionals to join our team and help us advance several projects and programs that are improving the capacity and quality of life in local neighborhoods around the Kansas City region. Engaging diverse communities, improving the built environment, forging partnerships across sectors, improving public policy, and getting more […]

Third round of public meetings for Route 92 Leavenworth Centennial Bridge over the Missouri River

One more opportunity support safe bike/ped access on the new Leavenworth Bridge over the Missouri River. KDOT is wrapping up their study of options for replacing the 92 Centennial Bridge. Thanks to your action they agreed to include a barrier-separated bike/ped trail on the bridge. February’s open houses are your next opportunity to see the […]