It’s easy to get discouraged when delays, roadblocks, budget cuts, global pandemics, and other surprises frustrate the best laid plans to improve walking and biking infrastructure. As the year draws to a close, BikeWalkKC wants to celebrate some of the bike projects that persevered in 2020 to support safe and active streets for all users. […]
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The City of North Kansas City has a virtual town hall on Tuesday, September 22 at 6 p.m. Read on to learn more and how you can share your thoughts on the improvements. The purpose of the meeting will be to once again discuss the future of the Armour Road Complete Street improvements, which were […]
Join BikeWalkKC for a conversation with Dina Newman, Director of UMKC’s Center for Neighborhoods. Walking and biking are important to the health of our communities, along with many other things like access to health care, crime and personal safety, housing security, cultural opportunities, and education. This conversation will be about this broad concept of community […]
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.”
One of the ways our region supports increased biking and walking is by funding projects to plan for or develop new infrastructure for people to walk, bike, and roll upon. For the Kansas City metro, the Mid-America Regional Council (MARC) is an important leader for this work. In addition to convening active transportation leaders from […]
A city’s safety and comfort for people who walk and bike is largely determined by the design of its neighborhoods and built environment. Next week there is a great opportunity for individuals and community advocates to speak up and start influencing a new master plan that will shape how our city will develop and grow […]
How do you move through your neighborhood? Do you feel comfortable walking, or is driving the only safe mode? Use these tips and resources to do your own walkability audit: Choose your location. For your first audit, start small with one intersection or your regular walking route. Draw a map of your audit area or […]
Public Meeting Wednesday, November 20, 2019 Come any time between 5:30 – 7 p.m. (short presentation at 5:45 p.m.) Mohart Multipurpose Center Multipurpose Room 3200 Wayne Kansas City, MO 64109 Share Your Ideas If you could improve transportation along Linwood Boulevard in Kansas City, what would you do? The City of Kansas City, in coordination […]