BikeWalkKC receives funding from the Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City to expand SRTS efforts BikeWalkKC has received more than $200,000 in funding from the Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City to turn a comprehensive, Safe Routes to School pilot project at James Elementary into a full-scale program. We will be working with […]
Category Archives: Safe Routes to School
BLAST school-based bike education program goes to Park Hill School District
BLAST school-based bike education program goes to Park Hill School District Students at Russell Jones Education Center in the Park Hill School District participated in the final BLAST: Kids on Bikes class of the season last week. Russell Jones Education Center is a K-12 school focused on teaching and empowering students with special needs and […]
BikeWalkKC conducts walkability audit at Hale Cook Elementary School
Parents and neighbors invite BikeWalkKC to help ensure kids can walk and bike to Hale Cook Elementary when Waldo school reopens this fall.
Whittier Students Learn Confidence and Traffic Safety with BLAST: Kids on Bikes
Proven program teaches KC Public Schools' fifth and sixth graders safety and handling skills through bicycling; helps school district reduce transportation costs.
Support walking and biking to school in KC Public Schools’ master plan
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 […]
Kansas City area students celebrate International Walk to School
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 […]
Purchase a Walk Safe KC Coloring Book and support Safe Routes to School
Want a locally produced activity book that’s all about Kansas City and supports biking and walking initiatives? BikeWalkKC has produced a fun and educational coloring book in conjuction with Explore KC. All proceeds go towards BikeWalkKC’s Safe Routes to School initiatives. If interested in purchasing the book for your school or family, contact Sarah Shipley […]
BLAST at eight schools in the Northland, Hickman Mills and Raytown this fall
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 […]
BLAST bike classes at Southeast Community Center
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.