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A student practices signaling a left turn while riding her bike

Are you smarter than a 5th grader?

BikeWalkKC’s youth education may look like a party on wheels, but we take bike safety seriously. Our BLAST (Bicycle Lessons And Safety Training) classes teach kids how to ride safely and confidently, and how to use a bike for recreation and transportation. Before we bring a BLAST session to a school, the students take a […]

Virtual! Money Talks for Safer Streets

Money Talks for Safer Streets: KCMO FY23-24 Budget

Did you miss Money Talks for Safer Streets, BikeWalkKC’s first budget advocacy training? Watch the recording of the virtual training or catch up on what we discussed in the blog below! Budget season is upon us, Kansas City! That means it’s a prime opportunity to advocate for funds to support places for people. Though this […]

Update on January 18th Truman Road Meeting

Dear BikeWalkKC Members, We want to give a brief update on the meeting that was held at the Gregg/Klice Community Center on January 18 regarding the Truman Road protected bike lane project. The primary purpose of the meeting was for city officials to share the solutions and revised plans to the project based on community […]

2022 Policy Platform: The Fourth Quarter Update

As 2022 comes to a close, the policy team wanted to give one more update on the priorities of our policy platform. It has been a busy fourth quarter, and we’re already working to finalize our policy platform for 2023! So, where do we stand on the policy front? KCMO Improving Walkability – BikeWalkKC has been working […]

Press Release: BikeWalkKC announces new project to address structural racism in traffic infrastructure

CONTACT: Amy Scrivner Director of Development and Communications amy.scrivner@bikewalkkc.org 816-205-7056 BikeWalkKC is pleased to announce our selection as a grantee of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Using Local Data to Address Structural Racism grant program. RWJF, in partnership with the Urban Institute (Urban), awarded 38 grants nationally to help communities use data to improve community conditions […]

ADVOCACY ALERT: Urgent Call to Independence Residents

Support efforts to bring new sidewalks, bike lanes, and other improvements to Noland Road! Independence city staff are proposing a project that would bring multimodal improvements to Noland Road. The City Council will be considering whether to move forward with the project on Monday, December 5th at 6pm in the lower level of City Hall […]

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 […]