Intersections of Neighborhood Health

Join BikeWalkKC for a conversation with Dina Newman, Director of UMKC’s Center for Neighborhoods. Walking and biking are important to the health of our communities, along with many other things like access to health care, crime and personal safety, housing security, cultural opportunities, and education. This conversation will be about this broad concept of community […]

Community Engagement in the New Normal

How do we reach the people who can best inform our work? From effective communication to systemic racism in the planning field, we’ll take lessons we’re learning and apply them to our “new normal.”

Dismantling J.C. Nichols’ racist legacy

BikeWalkKC believes our streets should be places for people, but in Kansas City they have historically been inaccessible as a place for black and indigenous people of color to occupy without harm. Worse yet: these spaces have been used to memorialize individuals who played a major role in creating the racist elements that continue to […]

BikeWalkKC opposes privatizing Westport streets and sidewalks

This week City Hall is again considering a proposal from Westport bar owners to privatize streets and sidewalks in the neighborhood. BikeWalkKC is opposing this plan because it is contrary to our mission of redefining our streets as places for people to build a culture of active living. It undermines many city plans to make […]

BikeWalkKC and Kansas City B-cycle Seek to Make Bike Share More Accessible to Low-income Communities

Bikeshare is often touted as healthy, inexpensive, and attractive form of alternative transportation. It is seen as something to catalyze a “healthier and more vibrant” community or a stronger economy or more sustainable region. It is convenient for users and can help them connect to other forms of transit.   At first glance, these benefits […]