The physical benefits of walking to school are well-documented, but what about the social perks? Join us for a talk with Je T’aime Taylor, Program Director at Rosedale Development Association, and Areiona King, Wyandotte County Safe Routes to School Coordinator.
Since the adoption of the Complete Streets ordinance in 2017, the City of KCMO has been working to find opportunities to improve the built environment for all road users. The most recent effort on this front is the soon-to-be-complete improvements along portions of Gillham Plaza between Armour Boulevard and 31st Street. You can learn more […]
In its 40th year, the Kansas Heart & Sole Classic is a local tradition. With something for everyone, this race welcomes determined runners, enthusiastic walkers, and hundreds of young people who participate through school running programs. Even better, all of this fun benefits Special Olympics Kansas and Project 1020 The Olathe Running Club is proud […]
We are happy that the City of KCMO has now launched Open Streets KC. This will create a number of ways and places for people to effectively spread out and engage in physical activity for the duration of the stay-at-home order, currently set to expire on May 15. What does Open Streets KC include? Neighborhood […]
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 […]
The KCMO City Council’s Transportation Committee met this morning to discuss proposals to create more space for people to better adhere to social distancing guidelines as they walk, run, roll, or bike during the outbreak. The committee supported small-scale, neighborhood-led street projects. However, they did not support closing parts of four-lane streets to create connected […]
Ideas and resources for metro City Halls to make more space for people to get outside to maintain their physical and mental health during this crisis.
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 […]
Connecting Communities, Overcoming Barriers (St. Louis, MO) Walking has the power to do many things: improve health, provide access, increase social engagement. What each of these has in common is the ability to build connections, with oneself, with friends, family, and neighbors, with one’s community. The National Walking Summit- St. Louis will explore how walking […]
Do you think that connections between major destinations, trails, streets, and other places could be easier to understand? The Kansas City Area Transportation Authority (KCATA), the Mid-America Regional Council (MARC), and many local jurisdictions are working hard to make walking, bicycling, and transit better for you. Come learn about their efforts at this open house.