November News and Updates

With Thanksgiving quickly approaching, BikeWalkKC wanted to take the time to highlight the work of some of our rockstar community partners, including KC Healthy Kids, RDA, Earth Riders Mountain Bike Club, Revolve KC, and more! KC Healthy Kids hosts I Am Here Campaign to engages schools KC Healthy Kids is continuing their work to create healthy environments for children […]

Advocacy Alert: Downtown Bike Network and Grand Boulevard Road Diet

KCMO has a plan for 12 miles of new bike lanes linking the various neighborhoods of Downtown – River Market, Loop, Crossroads, Westside, 18th & Vine, and Crown Center. The centerpiece is a transformation of Grand Boulevard into a transit and bike corridor with buffered bike lanes, enhanced “super stops” for public transit, and a […]

BikeWalkKC welcomes two new additions to the staff

BikeWalkKC has seen a lot of growth over the last year, and we recently welcomed two individuals to our full-time staff: Joe Blankenship and Joshua Hoffman. Joe Blankenship will be working with BikeWalkKC as the Safe Routes to School Planner. BikeWalkKC received a two-year grant from the Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City to […]

Shawnee Parks Tax Up for Renewal on November

On November 4th Shawnee voters will be asked to renew the “Parks and Pipes” sales tax that supports parks, trails, and bike lanes in the metro area’s first nationally recognized Bicycle Friendly Community. The 1/8 of a cent sales tax is up for renewal as Shawnee Question 1 on the Novermber 4th ballot. The sales […]

Advocacy Alert: Update on Safe Streets KC, the ordinance that protects our rights to use the streets safely

The “good” news first:  The City Council is committed to making Kansas City a safer city and supporting the ordinance intended to protect vulnerable road users. The council debated for almost one hour in the business session and another hour at the City Council meeting on Thursday. We are excited and welcome the debate, and […]

Overland Park’s new bike plan moving forward

Overland Park’s new bike plan moving forward Overland Park has been working on a new bike plan over the past year, and the final draft is now available to the public. The plan is ambitious, but also very pragmatic. There is a good mix of bike lanes and buffered bike lanes on major thoroughfares, bike […]

Ensuring safe streets means ending street harassment

Ensuring safe streets means ending street harassment Many pedestrians are experiencing harassment on American streets, and it’s hindering their right to a safe trip. The behavior is often represented in the media by a row of men at a work site whistling at a passing woman, but the actions that comprise street harassment can range […]

BikeWalkKC partners with UMKC Women’s Center to host a biking workshop

By Rachel Krause, Communications Coordinator My bicycle helped me become a college graduate. When I was a student, riding a bike was my main release in between the countless exams, readings and lectures. Even when I was dealing with being homesick or feeling overwhelmed, I could always hop on my bike. BikeWalkKC is reaching out […]

News of Katy Trail Expansion is Big News for KC Region

News of Katy Trail Expansion is Big News for KC Region One of the most exciting developments for cycling in the KC area came recently, when Jackson County Executive Mike Sanders announced the county was moving forward with a plan to extend the Katy Trail into Kansas City, Mo. On August 11, Sanders said Jackson […]