BikeWalkKC members make change in their neighborhoods

At our recent Annual Member Meeting, we talked about how BikeWalkKC is partnering with organizations and municipalities across state lines to redefine our streets as places for people. You can catch up on our reports from the Education, Bike Share, Community Planning, and Advocacy departments on our YouTube channel. And we recommend you do, because […]

World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims

The World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims is an international event honoring the millions of lives lost in traffic violence around the world, and to acknowledge the suffering of the victims, families, and communities affected. Watch the conversation with Amy Cohen about honoring those we’ve lost by taking action to make our streets safer […]

Let’s Talk: Creating a Culture of Active Living with Black Women Get Fit

Health issues like diabetes, COVID 19, chronic stress, and heart disease disproportionately affect Black women, and Terri Barnes is taking action to heal and strengthen minds, bodies, and souls. With classes ranging from yoga to African Dance to bicycling, Black Women Get Fit creates a culture of active living by and for Black women. Join […]

Women Bike KC passes the mic and shares the road with friends

There’s a gender gap in bicycling. From utility cyclists who ride everywhere they go because that’s their sole mode of transportation, to mountain bikers and professional racers, more men ride bikes than women and non-binary people. BikeWalkKC launched an initiative to address that disparity in 2014, and we’ve come a long way in the last […]

KC’s regional Physical Activity Plan is in motion

  By Laura Steele, Director of Education Programs laura.steele@bikewalkkc.org BikeWalkKC’s education team is one of several organizations involved in developing a Kansas City regional physical activity plan (KCPA). We were first invited to participate by colleagues from the Center for Children’s Healthy Lifestyles and Nutrition (CCHLN) in 2019, and work continues as we collaborate with […]

Community Engagement in the New Normal

How do we reach the people who can best inform our work? From effective communication to systemic racism in the planning field, we’ll take lessons we’re learning and apply them to our “new normal.”