Bicycle Transportation Planning Workshop – April 10th

BikeWalkKC’s Professional Development Series helps transportation professionals and public agency staff design and build better, safer, and more useful bike/pedestrian facilities. Our goal is to improve the practice of bike/ped in the metro area by educating professionals, sharing best practices, and providing real world experience of local facilities from perspective of people who walk and […]

Best Practices for Bike Lanes Along Major Bus Routes

The Kansas City Area Transit Authority has plans in the works for rerouting all of their buses onto what they are calling Transit Emphasis Corridors (TEC). The north-south routes will follow Grand and the east-west routes will follow 11th/12th. Besides the obvious connections transit has to walkability, these plans have implications for riding a bike […]

Our Local Governments Need Street Design Standards

Perhaps you have heard the term “Complete Streets” or “Livable Streets”. Maybe you even know what makes a street complete or livable. And chances are good that you live and/or work in a community that has adopted a complete streets policy. But you are probably wondering why your streets still look more like the top […]

Help us transform the streets of KC in 2015

A lot of good happened for local cyclists and pedestrians on Kansas City streets in 2014. This summer, the city’s bike share system, Kansas City B-cycle, doubled in size, with eight new stations in the Country Club Plaza and Westport. Thousands of area kids learned bicycle safety from the proven BLAST youth bicycle course in […]

Give the Gift of Better Walking and Biking on #GivingTuesday

During Black Friday, people scramble about corporate businesses, bargain hunting and Christmas shopping. Some get out again on Small Business Saturday, supporting local businesses in their communities. And then there is Cyber Monday, where the internet explodes with shopping traffic. On Tuesday, give the ultimate gift to your family and the future of your community […]

November News and Updates

With Thanksgiving quickly approaching, BikeWalkKC wanted to take the time to highlight the work of some of our rockstar community partners, including KC Healthy Kids, RDA, Earth Riders Mountain Bike Club, Revolve KC, and more! KC Healthy Kids hosts I Am Here Campaign to engages schools KC Healthy Kids is continuing their work to create healthy environments for children […]

Advocacy Alert: Downtown Bike Network and Grand Boulevard Road Diet

KCMO has a plan for 12 miles of new bike lanes linking the various neighborhoods of Downtown – River Market, Loop, Crossroads, Westside, 18th & Vine, and Crown Center. The centerpiece is a transformation of Grand Boulevard into a transit and bike corridor with buffered bike lanes, enhanced “super stops” for public transit, and a […]

BikeWalkKC welcomes two new additions to the staff

BikeWalkKC has seen a lot of growth over the last year, and we recently welcomed two individuals to our full-time staff: Joe Blankenship and Joshua Hoffman. Joe Blankenship will be working with BikeWalkKC as the Safe Routes to School Planner. BikeWalkKC received a two-year grant from the Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City to […]

Shawnee Parks Tax Up for Renewal on November

On November 4th Shawnee voters will be asked to renew the “Parks and Pipes” sales tax that supports parks, trails, and bike lanes in the metro area’s first nationally recognized Bicycle Friendly Community. The 1/8 of a cent sales tax is up for renewal as Shawnee Question 1 on the Novermber 4th ballot. The sales […]