UPDATE: Young cyclist struck in Fairway, has long road to recovery

A young cyclist was struck by a driver in Fairway late in the afternoon on Tuesday, October 8. The crash happened near the intersection of Reinhardt and Howe drives shortly after 5 p.m. The child, whose name is Carter, was taken to Children’s Mercy Hospital. The crash has caused a severe traumatic brain injury, and […]

Summer School: bike education for adults, families

No worries, Alice Cooper, it’s highly unlikely you’ll see a rule book or a teacher’s dirty look at one of our Summer School bike education classes. You will, however, gain confidence, bike-handling skills, maintenance know-how, and maybe even a free bike! Mark your calendars now for these fun classes taught by our enthusiastic, trained educators: […]

PRESS RELEASE: Young cyclist hit near school in Shawnee

A boy who was riding his bike to school in Shawnee was injured Tuesday morning. The crash occurred around 7:40 a.m. at the intersection of 55th Street and Rosehill Road. Police say that the 12-year-old boy was riding his bike towards Ray Marsh Elementary when he was struck by a driver heading eastbound in the […]

Update on Overland Park Bicycle Master Plan

Last night the Overland Park Public Works Department presented its second annual bike master plan update to the City Council, and previewed the projects in the works for 2018. 2017  Highlights Bidding problems with construction contracts delayed several projects until 2018, but a few key segments did get built in 2017: 143rd and 159th Streets […]

Where do Lenexa City Council candidates stand on bike issues?

Elections are coming up in Lenexa, where bike lanes and Complete Streets are becoming a priority for residents and part of the discussion at City Hall. Jeff Carroll, an organizer of the I Bike Lenexa grassroots group, has quizzed the candidates and posted their responses. Wards 2 and 4 have contested races with multiple candidates […]

Recap of Lenexa Complete Streets Meeting

Last week, the Lenexa City Council received a presentation on Complete Streets, the concept that city streets should be safe and comfortable for everyone – whether you are driving, biking, walking, in a wheelchair, etc. A good group of 20-plus residents were in attendance to support better biking and walking in Lenexa. While the city […]

Olathe Students Refurbish Bicycles for Neighbors in Need

By Laura Steele, Education & Outreach Coordinator A crash course (minus the crashing!) in bicycle maintenance helped 4th and 5th graders at Green Springs Elementary in Olathe piece together a knowledge of bike mechanics they quickly put to good use. After seven weeks of after-school instruction, students helped repair eight previously owned bikes for donation […]

BikeWalkKC is looking for a Community Outreach Summer Intern

We are looking for an awesome summer intern to work on a new public health and planning project Johnson County, KS. If you are graduate student or recent graduate in planning, public affairs, public health, or a related field, this will be a great opportunity! You will get real-world experience in community-based planning to improve […]