Reflections: My Time as the BikeWalkKC Community Ambassador

For the past year, Lati Horton has worked on our policy team as a community ambassador, thanks to support from the AmeriCorps VISTA program through the Kansas City Public Library. As she prepares to depart, Lati shares her insights from working in the position. Working with BikeWalkKC has been one of the best professional experiences […]

Mile 3: Shifting into Gear in 2013

Mile 10 Campaign – BikeWalkKC Celebrates its 10th Anniversary! This year, we celebrate our 10th anniversary! BikeWalkKC was officially launched in April 2011 as a nonprofit organization with a mission and purpose to serve the bi-state Kansas City metro area. We were Kansas City’s first professional advocacy and education organization dedicated to bicycling and walking. […]

Let’s Talk: Bike-Friendly Businesses

What does it mean to be a Bicycle-Friendly Business? How can welcoming bicyclists make a positive impact on local businesses and shops? Michael Kelley makes the case for enhanced employee health benefits, improved neighborhood connections, and increased monthly sales. This is a great session for people who work at a local business seeking to attract […]

8th and Woodland (KCMO) Community Meeting

The City of Kansas City, Missouri Department of Public Works, in partnership with CSF Engineering, invites you to attend a community meeting about the 8th & Woodland pedestrian and streetscape improvements project. 8th and Woodland Community Meeting Details 6 p.m. on Wednesday, June 16 Samuel Rodgers Health Center Wayne Miner Community Room B 825 Euclid Ave. […]

Kansas Active Transportation Plan Online Public Meetings

Help KDOT develop the first Active Transportation Plan (ATP) in 25 years The Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) is continuing to develop the Kansas ATP! Attend either of our June 15th online public meetings to comment on how to make the vision for active transportation a reality. The agenda will include: What we’ve learned Draft recommendations […]

KCMO Public Meeting: Avenida Cesar E. Chavez

Join the meeting Tuesday, June 8, 2021 6-7 PM via Microsoft Teams Meeting Link: https://bit.ly3eYQrz0 Call-in info: +1 872-212-5076 Phone Conference ID: 561 172 849# You can learn more about the project by clicking here. The proposed project would bring key multimodal improvements to the street between Summit Street and State Line Road near HyVee […]

ADVOCACY ALERT: Comment on the Missouri State Freight and Rail Plan

Deadline of Friday, June 4 to help ensure Missouri’s improvements to its rail system also supports walking and biking! MODOT is updating the state’s freight and rail plan. One of the central focuses of the plan is to identify “strategies for the transportation network to operate harmoniously across all modes.” The schedule for the plan […]

Let’s Talk: A Virtual Chat with Brian Platt

How does the City Manager help guide the future of land use and transportation in Kansas City? Join us for a conversation with KCMO’s new City Manager, Brian Platt. We’ll talk about his goals for Kansas City and how he is working with departments like Public Works and Parks & Recreation to make active living […]

Let’s Talk: Black Girls Do Bike

Jennifer Lindsey knew she couldn’t be the only Black woman who rides bikes in Kansas City, but she rarely encountered other women of color on the trails or at group rides. She started started a Kansas City chapter of Black Girls Do Bike to meet other Black women bicyclists and to establish visible “roll models” […]

KCMO takes important step towards decriminalizing walking and biking

The City Council voted unanimously on May 6, 2021 to repeal statutes related to dirty wheels, bike inspections, and jaywalking. Since the summer of 2020, BikeWalkKC has advocated for the decriminalization of walking and biking. In a letter to Mayor Quinton Lucas, we identified three portions of the municipal code which effectively criminalized the activities […]