Last Thursday, the Unified Government of Kansas City, Kansas and Wyandotte County took an important step towards building safer streets for everyone in their community. Following a presentation by the UG Planning Department, the Board of Commissioners voted unanimously to adopt a Complete Streets ordinance! You can check out a copy of the adopted language […]
Youth in 4th, 5th, and 6th grade are invited to join us for tons of FREE fun on Saturday, November 14th. Sign up for one of our sessions and spend an hour practicing your bike handling and safety skills. No need to bring a bike– you can borrow our bikes and take home a FREE […]
State leaders are supporting active transportation in Kansas. What’s next for the Sunflower State?
Together with our partners in the Healthy Communities Wyandotte Policy Committee, BikeWalkKC is advocating for the adoption of a Complete Streets ordinance as a means of improving the built environment and health outcomes in Wyandotte County. In the age of COVID-19, such legislation has taken on increased significance as a means of supporting frontline workers […]
Stay Strong, Stay Healthy The goal of the program is to provide safe, structured and effective strength training for older adults. The evidence-based curriculum used for this program is adapted by the University of Missouri extension faculty from the StrongWomen program designed by Dr. Miriam Nelson and Rebecca Seguin, MS, CSCS from Tufts University. The […]
West Wyandotte Library to host local launch event on Saturday, March 28, 2020 (Kansas City, Kansas) – BikeWalkKC is pleased to announce that Kansas City, Kansas has been selected by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to participate as a pilot community implementing the Move Your WaySM campaign. Move Your WaySM is […]
It’s budget season in Wyandotte County! BikeWalkKC has worked hard to improve the built environment for cyclists and pedestrians in KCK over the past year through our education efforts with Safe Routes to School and through our advocacy efforts with Healthy Communities Wyandotte. Something that is crucial to supporting those efforts is the annual budget. […]
Life comes at us from all directions, and sometimes it’s difficult to prioritize our health when work and school demand so much of our time. We know physical activity is important, but that doesn’t mean it’s easy to squeeze a family trip to the gym into an already packed schedule. Community support for active […]
How would you use a more extensive levee trail system?
On Monday two children were struck by drivers in the Kansas City region, starkly highlighting the need for more comprehensive policies that improve the built environment and protect our region’s most vulnerable road users. There are several upcoming opportunities for YOU to get involved and speak up for better biking and walking; read on to […]