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 […]
Celebrate active living in your community! Join us for International Walk to School Day, right here in the Kansas City metro: When kids walk or bike to school they not only get a daily dose of much-needed physical activity, they also burn off excess energy and arrive in the classroom ready to learn! Greater Kansas City’s […]
Kansas City is known for many things – BBQ, fountains, jazz, our sports teams, our streetcar, and more – but we’re less known for bicycle riding within the city. Some of this is due to our culture, some of it is due to our topography, but much of it is due to our current lack […]
Start your Friday with the sun on your face, the wind at your back, and your seat in the saddle! Save the date for this extra-special celebration of bike commuting– more details and special events to come!
The first-ever KC Regional Safe Routes to School Summit will convene bicycle/pedestrian champions, community partners, public health experts, teachers, district administration, parents, elected officials, and city staff from both sides of the state line to learn, share, and experience all things Safe Routes to School. Wednesday, September 13th, 2017 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. USD 500 […]