Press Release: The first ever Kansas City Physical Activity Plan released

The Kansas City Physical Activity Plan Work Group Weighing In Children’s Mercy Center for Children’s Healthy Lifestyles Contact: Robin Shook, PhD Chair, The Kansas City Physical Activity Plan Work Group Assistant Professor Department of Pediatrics Children’s Mercy Center for Children’s Healthy Lifestyles rpshook@cmh.edu  214-448-83366 kcphysicalactivityplan.org The Kansas City Physical Activity Plan Work Group has released […]

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 […]

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 […]

Not your typical Bike Month, but still much to celebrate

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). […]

Neighborhood art creates places for people

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 […]

OurStreets app now tracks basic supplies during Coronavirus crisis

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 […]

Matt and his niece are preparing to cross the street at a striped crosswalk with temporary yellow and white curb extensions. Text reads, "What is a walkable neighborhood?"

Is your neighborhood walkable? How to conduct a “walk audit”

How do you move through your neighborhood? Do you feel comfortable walking or rolling, or is driving the only safe mode? A walkable community connects neighbors and builds strong and resilient relationships, improves public health, and builds wealth for people who live there. Good sidewalks and safe intersections provide access to services and jobs and […]