Speak Up for Safety Improvements along St. John Avenue!

Make plans to attend one of two open houses next week at Healing House (4505 St. John Avenue, Kansas City, MO 64123). Neighborhood leaders and city staff are working to develop safety improvements for St. John Avenue and want to hear from you. Thanks to the efforts of folks in the Indian Mound Neighborhood Association, […]

Welcome, Avery Jones Community Organizer

BikeWalkKC welcomes Community Organizer Avery Jones

BikeWalkKC’s policy and advocacy team welcomes Community Organizer Avery Jones. Avery is passionate about racial justice and social equity, and she has centered her education and career around making Kansas City better for all residents. She sees a brighter future where everyone is thriving, and she wholeheartedly believes that together, we can achieve it. According […]

Good news for walking, biking, ADA, and transit in KCMO’s 2024-2025 budget

Last Thursday, the KCMO City Council adopted the citywide budget for the 2024-2025 fiscal year. The legislative action followed the work of the finance committee to finalize last-minute budget amendments from various departments and members of the City Council. While the final budget document won’t be published online until next month, we know what it will […]

Observations from the Meyer Boulevard Walk Audit

In the fall of 2023, BikeWalkKC worked with residents and organizations along Meyer Boulevard to identify challenges with the built environment and recommend changes. The resulting report is already beginning to spur safety improvements. It has long been known that Meyer Boulevard is a dangerous corridor. Anecdotes from people who live and work along the […]

ADVOCACY ALERT: Speak Up for the KCMO Budget!

It’s that time of year in KCMO: budget season! Each year, the Office of Management and Budget releases a proposed budget for the fiscal year, starting May 1. Over the course of about a month, the City Council works with each department and others to shape the budget and determine funding for various priorities before […]

“I Can Do This…” Luna learns to ride a bike

By Steve White, BikeWalkKC Education Instructor “How long have you been riding a bike, Mr. Steve?” “Do I get to keep this bike, Mr. Steve?” “YAYYY! It’s almost dinner time! What’s your FAVORITE dinner, Mr. Steve?” Luna had me smiling from the get-go with her constant questions and chatter. More than once I said to […]

BikeWalkKC supports the KCMO Transit Sales Tax Renewal 

BikeWalkKC’s mission is to “redefine our streets as places for people to build a culture of active living.” We want a transportation system that gives people options, eliminates barriers, and supports community and individual health.  Transit is an integral piece of how we make our vision a reality. While biking and walking often serve as […]

5 Safe Routes to School Success Stories

Go back to school with BikeWalkKC! We have highlighted a few of our favorite #SafeRoutesToSchool Success Stories: all true, all inspirational, and all absolutely doable. If these parents, school staff, and city leaders can work together to make change, you can too. Roesland Elementary The Roesland Elementary School PTA and the City of Roeland Park, […]

"Having a bike is a fun and near infinite way to travel"

Pedaling confidence in BikeWalkKC’s summer youth programs

We always say that it’s not just about bikes. This summer, learning how to ride confidently and maintain their own bikes unlocked a sense of confidence and discovery in our students at our youth programs in Kansas City, Missouri. “One student at the Tony Aguirre Community Center needed a little guidance on the first day, […]

Teamwork and perseverance pays off for safer streets in KCMO

Big Wins for #ConnectOurTrails! KCMO City Council approves three key pieces of legislation  Thanks to a coalition of city leaders, community partners, and everyday people like you, Kansas City took a key step towards building a better, more connected mobility network. The KCMO City Council approved three pieces of legislation that will help to make […]