North Kansas City Bicycle Master Plan

North Kansas City Bicycle Master Plan What: Bicycle Master Plan When: 2019-2020, adopted by City Council July 2020 Team: BikeWalkKC (lead consultant), WSP, Hoxie Collective Client: City of North Kansas City, MO Funding: MARC Planning Sustainable Places program, local match Read the plan document North Kansas City’s award winning Bicycle Master Plan outlines a comprehensive […]

How the infrastructure bill helps walking and biking in KC

Late last week, the House of Representatives adopted a $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill, ending months of debate over legislation intended to improve everything from roads and bridges to lead pipes and the internet. There is quite a bit in this new legislation. While it is not perfect on issues like equity or climate change, several […]

3 ways to get more kids walking to school

As schools and families are experimenting with new ways to keep kids healthy and in school, perhaps it’s time to rely on old-fashioned transportation: walking and bicycling to school. Kids who walk and bike to school start their day with fresh air, exercise, and social interaction. They “get the wiggles out” before they sit down […]

Roeland Park Bicycle + Pedestrian Infrastructure Strategy

In partnership with the Johnson County Department of Health and Environment and the City of Roeland Park, BikeWalkKC undertook a review of Roeland Park’s Sidewalk Improvement Plan and made recommendations on project priorities to create a network of safe and comfortable pedestrian and bicycle connections throughout the City. The priority projects identified in this strategy […]

New Platte County trail connections link Parkville and Riverside

Last week, Platte County and the Cities of Riverside and Parkville celebrated a new connector along the Missouri River levee that allows people to walk or bike “from Costco to English Landing Park,” as one trail user described it.  The gap between the Riverside and Parkville sections of the Missouri Riverfront Trail was only 700 […]

Prospect Corridor Asset Mapping

In March 2018, BikeWalkKC received a grant from TransitCenter to help neighborhoods along the Prospect Corridor develop multimodal connection opportunities that coincide with the forthcoming Prospect MAX rapid transit bus route. Acknowledging that limited resources are available to fully integrate neighborhoods with this public transit enhancement, attention was turned to identifying the key assets residents […]

AETNA Cultivating Healthy Communities

BikeWalkKC worked in partnership with Northeast Kansas City communities to deliver evidence-based youth education programming and hands-on built environment interventions to improve community health. Programming efforts for this project included activities to improve awareness, skills, confidence, and motivation in participants to increase the number of residents walk and biking. BikeWalkKC also engaged residents to build […]

Burlington Complete Street Design

BikeWalkKC is assisting North Kansas City and project engineers with the design and construction of a two-way cycle track on Burlington Street. Today Burlington functions as a highway corridor, but North Kansas City plans to transform Burlington into a thriving, sustainable, complete street and a more inviting front door for the community. A centerpiece of […]