It’s the first day of National Bike Month! Typically, Bike Month is a time of celebrations like Bike to Work Day, Bike to School Day, the end of a busy semester of bike safety education, our annual membership campaign, planning for our 10th anniversary bash, and the Tour de Bier (now rescheduled for August 9). […]
Join us from the comfort of your kitchen table for an advocacy update from BikeWalkKC’s Michael Kelley! We’ll cover places for people during the pandemic and share active transportation news from around the metro. Have questions or ideas? Email Michael ahead of time, or bring them to the meet up. This virtual meeting is open […]
It started with rainbows in the windows. In mid-March, social media and news outlets reported children around the world are making rainbows to hang in their street-facing windows to spread a little joy and color to their neighbors during the Coronavirus crisis. Then people started propping teddy bears in windows to entertain kids out on […]
BYOB to a Virtual Handlebar Happy Hour! Michael Kelley will host a casual discussion of the latest news in walking and biking in our region. Learn what is changing, what is staying the same, and what you can do about it. This virtual meeting is open to all. Registered participants will receive the Zoom link […]
The same app that uses crowd-sourcing to report street hazards like blocked crosswalks is now available to share and find necessary goods like toilet paper and fresh produce. OurStreets Supplies allows users to share quantities of basics and numbers of people in the store, reducing the risk of close contact with employees and shoppers. On […]
How do you move through your neighborhood? Do you feel comfortable walking, or is driving the only safe mode? Use these tips and resources to do your own walkability audit: Choose your location. For your first audit, start small with one intersection or your regular walking route. Draw a map of your audit area or […]
Do you think that connections between major destinations, trails, streets, and other places could be easier to understand? The Kansas City Area Transportation Authority (KCATA), the Mid-America Regional Council (MARC), and many local jurisdictions are working hard to make walking, bicycling, and transit better for you. Come learn about their efforts at this open house.
BikeWalkKC has sought to raise awareness around the shortcomings and opportunities the KC metro faces with regards to climate change. In addition to the release of our second policy brief on the intersection of the environment and transportation, we also participated in the climate strike organized by Sunrise Movement KC. We took both steps in […]
Join Clay County Public Health Center, BikeWalkKC, and more for an evening of games, snacks, prizes, and FIT-TASTIC fun!
For many of us, walking is our first mode of transportation, but as driving in personal vehicles has become more common, our appreciation for that original movement has fallen away. When we walk (or roll, for folks who use chairs or mobility devices), we breathe fresh air and get a little exercise. We notice the […]