BikeWalkKC advocacy efforts recognized by The Pitch as Best of Kansas City

The Pitch has recognized BikeWalkKC Executive Director Eric Rogers as “Best Advocate” in its 2011 Best of Kansas City issue. The Pitch highlighted BikeWalkKC’s work to represent walkers and cyclists in local City Halls, our Put Paint to Pavement campaign for more crosswalks and bike lanes, and our year-round bicycle education program. Eric says “while […]

BikeWalkKC talks transportation with Senator McCaskill and Secretary LaHood

BikeWalkKC staff with US Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood. Last week Senator Claire McCaskill and Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood talked about the federal transportation program and local transportation needs at the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce. BikeWalkKC staff was there and met with Secretary LaHood to share some of the exciting progress Kansas City is […]

Bike Safety Training at Camp Summit

This summer BikeWalkKC Education Director Eric Bunch taught over 250 Lee’s Summit kids about walking and bicycling safety. Thanks to the Lee’s Summit Greenway News for this recap. Would you like more bicycling and walking education in your community? Contact us to find out how we can help your city be safer for everyone. Bicycle […]

Cargo Bike Roll Call Tonight

We are looking forward to seeing everyone tonight at KC’s first Cargo Bike Roll Call! Whether you have a cargo bike to show off or just want to learn more about going by bike, it will be a great time tonight. Here are the details for tonight’s festivities. 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at 18th […]

James McElroy killed by hit and run driver in Independence

Update 9/7/2011 The Examiner reports that the cyclist’s name is James McElroy, and that the motorist has turned himself into Independence Police.  At the moment he has only been charged with leaving the scene of a crash and with careless and imprudent driving, but no manslaughter charges.  We continue to monitor the situation to ensure […]

Volunteers needed for Bike Valet at Rhythm and Ribs Festival

We’re bringing our Bike Valet service to the Rhythm and Ribs Jazz Festival on October 8th, and we need your help to provide a safe, secure, and sustainable transportation option for festival attendees. In exchange for a few hours meeting fellow cyclists, listenign to great music, and hanging out with our awesoem volunteer crew, you will get:  Free […]

Blue Springs adopts Complete Streets policy

This week Blue Springs became the seventh metro community with a Complete Streets policy, the simple yet powerful idea that all streets should safely include walkers, bicyclists, children, people with disabilities, seniors – as well as motorists.  Today more than 900,000 people, or 45% of the metro area, live in a city with Complete Streets […]