As schools and families are experimenting with new ways to keep kids healthy and in school, perhaps it’s time to rely on old-fashioned transportation: walking and bicycling to school. Kids who walk and bike to school start their day with fresh air, exercise, and social interaction. They “get the wiggles out” before they sit down […]
Mile 10 Campaign – BikeWalkKC Celebrates its 10th Anniversary! This year, we celebrate our 10th anniversary! BikeWalkKC was officially launched in April 2011 as a nonprofit organization with a mission and purpose to serve the bi-state Kansas City metro area. We were Kansas City’s first professional advocacy and education organization dedicated to bicycling and walking. […]
Advocates, journalists, activists, and researchers across the country report that arbitrary laws governing how people who walk and bike create the potential for over-policing of pedestrians and bicyclists, especially People of Color. (Find links to stories from other cities in our previous blog post) BikeWalkKC continues to advocate for the decriminalization of walking and biking […]
It’s that time of year again: sun is shining, the smell of summer cookouts are in the air, and the PIAC meetings are right around the corner! The city’s Public Improvement Advisory Committee (PIAC) solicits resident input and makes recommendations regarding both the citywide and neighborhood portions of the capital budget. Many of the projects […]
It started with rainbows in the windows. In mid-March, social media and news outlets reported children around the world are making rainbows to hang in their street-facing windows to spread a little joy and color to their neighbors during the Coronavirus crisis. Then people started propping teddy bears in windows to entertain kids out on […]
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 […]
Learn about Lenexa’s new Complete Streets plan for filling in sidewalk gaps, expanding the trail system, and adding on-street bike lanes.
Join us for a morning run and social hour with our friends at Run 816. Meet at 8AM for the group run, or stop by a little later. Get the latest scoop on all things Tour de Bier 2019 and meet your neighbors who are redefining our streets as places for people!
Have you ever considered how to share the holiday spirit with your neighbors? Whether you squeeze it in to your holiday break, or start planning now for a project once the weather is a little less frightful, we have a few ideas from our DIY Complete Streets Guide for inexpensive neighborhood spruce-ups that are sure […]
For many of us, walking is our first mode of transportation, but as driving in personal vehicles has become more common, our appreciation for that original movement has fallen away. When we walk (or roll, for folks who use chairs or mobility devices), we breathe fresh air and get a little exercise. We notice the […]