Kansas City Public Schools are creating a new facilities master plan, including future school sites and potential changes to school attendance areas. This process provides a great opportunity to include walking and biking in the district’s long range planning. We encourage all parents and community members to attend the public meetings and let school officials […]
Students from 38 schools representing 16 districts participated in International Walk to School Day this week — a 21 percent increase from last year. Here are some highlights from some of the schools that participated: James Elementary in Kansas City, Mo. promoted the event with student designed posters, door prizes, raffle prizes, and certificates for […]
BikeWalkKC’s popular bike skills program for elementary school students is in a record eight schools this fall, returning for another semester in the North Kansas City and Hickman Mills school districts. This year BLAST is also expanding to the Raytown School District for the first time. BLAST (Bike Lesson And Safety Training) visits 5th grade […]
BikeWalkKC and KC Parks are partnering to bring BLAST (Bike Lesson and Safety Training) out of the classroom and into the Southeast Community Center for four weekends this fall. BLAST offers bike skills and bike safety training for youth ages 10-15.
Neighborhood residents air concerns about speed, traffic, crosswalks, bikes, and safe routes to school.
This spring the City of Overland Park started construction on the next piece of the popular Turkey Creek Trail. This segment is at the city’s northerned edge along I-35, between Antioch Road and Metcalf Avenue. The new trail should be open by the end of this summer! Overland Park announcement: Turkey Creek Trail Coming Alive. […]
The streets are plowed, the driveways are cleared, the cars are dug out, and the kids are back in school. Now it’s time to make sure the sidewalks are also clear. Our friends and neighbors are counting on all of us to clear our sidewalks so everyone can get to work, to school, to the […]
Shorter days mean more of us are commuting during times of significant sun glare. Here are some tips to keep everyone safe – people who walk, people who bike and people who drive automobiles. People who walk When crossing the street, be aware of drivers that are facing into the sun, as they will have […]
We are the proud recipient of two awards honoring our branding and design efforts for both Tour de Brew KC and the initial launch of BikeWalkKC. The Philly Awards are part of Nonprofit Connect’s annual Midwest Philantrophy Conference and recognize excellent in nonprofit communications. Tour de Brew KC won first place in the Special Event […]
Over 500 Kansas Citains have joined our call to Put Paint to Pavement by sharing their personal stories about how more bike lanes and crosswalks would improve the safety, health, and wallets of their families. Can you help us get to 1,000 by the end of August? We want that stack over on the right to be as tall as […]