From wobbly to wonderful with East High School Bike Club

By Shelly Harbert, BikeWalkKC Youth Education Instructor Being an instructor for the education department at BikeWalkKC comes with a wide variety of meaningful experiences. We typically teach our BLAST course (Bike Lesson and Safety Training) at local grade schools, instructing students from third through sixth grades. Watching the grade schoolers improve their bike skills or […]

Rushton Elementary BLAST program 2024

Mia’s Journey

By Brandon Schubach, BikeWalkKC Youth Education Instructor A novice rider… One 5th-grade girl stood out amidst the laughter and excitement of field day at Rushton Elementary School in Johnson County. Mia (name changed to protect her privacy), a student with a determined spirit and a newfound passion for biking, embarked on a journey that would […]

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 […]

2024 Policy Agenda

Advocacy is a team sport, and with your partnership, we are confident that 2024 is going to be another year of safer streets, more transportation choices, and better walking and biking. Read on to learn how we are working with neighbors, civil servants, and elected officials here in the Kansas City region, at the state […]

BikeWalkKC's Policy Platform

BikeWalkKC’s 2024 Policy Platform

BikeWalkKC’s policy and advocacy efforts in 2023 were productive despite some challenges along the way. Much of the work accomplished creates opportunities to further progress in 2024, including chances to improve multimodal transportation at the local, state, and national levels.  Prefer video? Click here to watch a recording or our March Policy Platform rollout meeting […]

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 […]

April 23: Inclusive Transportation with Veronica O. Davis

Inclusive Transportation with Veronica O. Davis

Inclusive Transportation: A Manifesto for Repairing Divided Communities BikeWalkKC in conversation with author Veronica O. Davis on April 23, 2024 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: On April 23, BikeWalkKC will host an in-person conversation with Veronica O. Davis, author of Inclusive Transportation: A Manifesto for Repairing Divided Communities (publication date: July 2023). Davis is a transportation expert […]

Jeung rides a bike!

By Joanna Weidler-Lewis, BikeWalkKC Education Instructor Words matter except for when they don’t I have learned a lot about language in my brief time working as an instructor for BikeWalkKC. Sure, I have picked up some Spanish. (!Ojos Arriba! !Ojos Arriba! !Parar!) I have also used Google Translate to help find expressions in Burmese, Punjabi, […]

Gear Swap with Big Muddy Gear Exchange and BikeWalkKC

Blaze new trails with BikeWalkKC and Big Muddy Gear Exchange

You have to meet our friends Gina and Nate from Big Muddy Gear Exchange! Just like you, they are passionate about sustainable, affordable adventure. They opened Big Muddy Gear Exchange to keep outdoor clothing and gear out of landfills and make it easier and cheaper for people to enjoy get outside and nature. BikeWalkKC and […]