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 […]

Pool noodles get more kids on bikes

Eli is an active kid who loves being outside. He wanted to ride his bike in his neighborhood, but he has a limb difference and his shorter left arm made it hard for him to balance, brake, and shift. Mark Horn, an instructor in BikeWalkKC’s education department, worked with Eli to find a solution. Mark […]

2022 Bike Friendly State Rankings for Kansas and Missouri

Understanding the Bike-Friendly State Rankings for Kansas and Missouri The League of American Bicyclists recently released their 2022 rankings of bike-friendly states, and the results were a mixed bag for Kansas and Missouri. Kansas improved from 37th in 2019 to 30th in 2022. Missouri regressed, falling from 35th in 2019 to 45th in 2022.  The […]

The “Neighborhood Inclusion” Policy Still Falls Short

UPDATE: When this ordinance was debated at City Council on December 8, 2021, 1st District Councilmember Heather Hall proposed making it apply to the entire city. This means that existing and future bike facilities are at risk. Here’s how you can take action to save Complete Streets and Vision Zero in KC: Call your councilmembers and […]

How the infrastructure bill helps walking and biking in KC

Late last week, the House of Representatives adopted a $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill, ending months of debate over legislation intended to improve everything from roads and bridges to lead pipes and the internet. There is quite a bit in this new legislation. While it is not perfect on issues like equity or climate change, several […]

KCMO’s 3rd District wants safer streets; let’s work together to make it happen

Last week, 3rd District Councilmember Melissa Robinson introduced legislation (KCMO Ordinance 210966) that would remove bike lanes from the 3rd District, prioritize neighborhood associations over other community stakeholders when making decisions about future bikeway projects, and exempt the 3rd District from the city’s Complete Streets ordinance.  We agree with the Councilmember that City Hall persistently […]