Record Numbers Participate in International Walk to School Day on Oct. 5

Thousands of students, parents, families, and educators across the Kansas City region walked to school on Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016, as part of International Walk to School Day organized by BikeWalkKC, MARC, and KCHealthyKids. A record 91 schools in the Greater Kansas City and Lawrence areas participated this year, up from 66 schools in 2015 (a 38% increase). […]

Meet Joe Blankenship, Safe Routes to School planner

In October, Joe Blankenship started with BikeWalkKC as the Safe Routes to School (SRTS) planner. Joe has already jumped in by working with area districts and schools to identify ten schools that could benefit from the SRTS program’s community conversations and planning opportunities. About Joe Joe Blankenship came to the Kansas City region by way […]

Policy Makers

Elected leaders, school administrators, and other policy makers can support can walking and biking to school with a variety of policy reforms. We need your support to help make it safer for our children to walk and bike to school. Statistics In 1969, half of all kids walked to school. Today that number is less […]

Safe Routes to School pilot project at James Elementary

Our Safe Routes to School Project at James Elementary in the Old Northeast is delivering a wide range of programs, training, and policies to make it safer and easier for students walk and bike to school – and it's coming to more schools next fall!

Safe Routes to School Services

BikeWalkKC offers services, programs, and technical support for schools, cities, and families to get more kids walking and biking to school.

Locals recognized for service to bicycling and walking in Missouri

Six local residents have been recognized for distinguished service to walking and bicycling in Missouri. At its sixth Annual Capitol Day, the Missouri Bicycle and Pedestrian Federation presented awards to Missourians from across the state. Meg McFarland, Kansas City, for leading Walking School Bus initiatives at Briarcliff Elementary School in the North Kansas City School […]

KCK seeks input on new sidewalk and trails plan

KCK is developing a new plan for sidewalks and trails, and looking for your input in a short online survey or in person at a public meeting. This is a great opportunity for anyone that lives, works, walks, or bikes in KCK! Attend a Public Meeting Monday, March 19, 11am-1pm Donnelly College 608 N 18th […]

Safe Routes to School grants available in Kansas

The Kansas Department of Transportation is taking applications through May 31st for projects that make it safer for children to walk and bike to school.  Schools and cities can apply for funds to build or repair sidewalks, improve crosswalks, development educational campaigns, enforce school zone speed limits, etc. Kansas has epidemics of childhood obesity and […]

Images from International Walk to School Day 2011

Thousands of kids walked (and biked) to school today as part of International Walk to School Day. More than a hundred schools across Kansas and Missouri participated. Here are some images from around the region. Add your photos to the slideshow by tagging them on Flickr with walktoschoolkc2011 or sending them to Walking School […]

KCMO Council declares October as Walk to School Month

The City Council has declared October as Walk to School Month in Kansas City, MO – and BikeWalkKC is working to do the same in other cities around the metro area. Local Walk to School Resources Join the regional celebration of International Walk to School Day on October 5th. Learn how your child’s school can […]