5 Safe Routes to School Success Stories

Go back to school with BikeWalkKC! We have highlighted a few of our favorite #SafeRoutesToSchool Success Stories: all true, all inspirational, and all absolutely doable. If these parents, school staff, and city leaders can work together to make change, you can too. Roesland Elementary The Roesland Elementary School PTA and the City of Roeland Park, […]

Truman Road compromise moves forward

The Transportation, Infrastructure, and Operations (TIO) committee met yesterday (March 1) to discuss the Truman Road protected bike lanes and a proposed compromise. They unanimously approved a compromise that will remove the bike lane on the north side of Truman Road and will convert the south side bike lane into a two-way cycle track. The […]

BikeWalkKC remarks on the Departure of KDOT Secretary Julie Lorenz

Secretary Julie Lorenz recently announced that she would be resigning her post as head of KDOT at the end of this year.  Secretary Lorenz has been a champion for multimodal transportation in the State of Kansas and her policy accomplishments deserve praise. They include: Updating the Statewide Active Transportation Plan: At the direction of Secretary […]

Advancing Active Transportation in the Sunflower State

For the past several years, BikeWalkKC has been working to expand and improve walking, biking, accessibility, and transit in Kansas. We are fortunate to be joined in these efforts by a core group of similar organizations including the Topeka Community Cycle Project, BikeWalkMHK, Bike Walk Wichita, and more recently Cycling KC. Collaboration has enabled us […]

Woodland student celebrating Bike to School Day in May 2022

Riding, walking, and arithmetic: Olathe school prepares for 400 new neighbors by getting back to the basics

Woodland Elementary in Olathe, KS faces a challenge: After school traffic jams are a headache, and they are about to get much worse. Their enrollment is projected to nearly double in the coming years with the construction of over 400 single family homes in their attendance boundary.   The new homes are physically close to Woodland […]

“It prevents me from being independent” Neighborhood walk auditors evaluate I-70 corridor with MoDOT and consultants

We often say that once you take a walk with BikeWalkKC, you can never just “go for a walk” again. Once you notice how street trees shade a neighborhood, or how uneven pavement makes a sidewalk unusable, you will always consider how our built environment either divides or connects our communities. This awareness will help […]

What is Community Planning?

In April, Community Planning Director Tresa Carter moderated a panel discussion with three local planners: Sara Copeland (FAICP), Triveece Penelton (AICP, NOMA), and Jenna Fernandez. This program was born from a desire to better educate community members about what the heck community planning means!  At its core, BikeWalkKC aims to empower individuals and communities to […]

Tresa biked to work, and you can, too!

Tresa Carter loves to walk. She enjoys spending time in nature, even when the nature is nestled in between houses and sidewalks in her KCMO neighborhood. Her dog, Winnie, takes in the scents and sounds while Tresa waves to her neighbors and soaks up the sunshine.  As BikeWalkKC’s Director of Community Planning, she wants to […]