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  • Safe Routes to School Programming Expands in Wyandotte County

    The Safe Routes to School team in Wyandotte County has a fun and active semester underway. School champions have been hard at work, planning walking programs and getting students excited to walk to school. Their Walking School Bus Spring Season kicked off this week, with five new schools participating. This means that nearly 250 students at 11 schools […]

  • #GOVote: A YES Vote on Questions 1, 2, 3 is a Vote for Bike Lanes

    Over the next two weeks, in a series called #GOVote, we will explore the many reasons BikeWalkKC endorses KCMO Questions 1, 2, 3 on the April 4th ballot. Follow along as we detail the myriad benefits these measures bring to walking and biking in KCMO. The $450m portion of Question 1 will benefit bike lanes […]

  • #GOVote: A YES Vote on Questions 1, 2, 3 is a Vote for Complete Streets

    Over the next two weeks, in a series called #GOVote, we will explore the many reasons BikeWalkKC endorses KCMO Questions 1, 2, 3 on the April 4th ballot. Follow along as we detail the myriad benefits these measures bring to walking and biking in KCMO. Just like sidewalks, passage of GO Bond Question 1 would […]

  • New Belgium Tour de Fat is coming to KC on August 12th

    We are excited for the news that New Belgium’s Tour de Fat event is expanding this year to include Kansas City! Click here to read New Belgium’s Press Release. Grab your tickets and start planning for the Kansas City Tour de Fat on August 12, 2017! Expect to experience the unexpected. We’re bringing the party […]

  • #GOVote: A YES Vote on Questions 1, 2, 3 is a Vote for Accessibilty

    Over the next two weeks, in a series called #GOVote, we will explore the many reasons BikeWalkKC endorses KCMO Questions 1, 2, 3 on the April 4th ballot. Follow along as we detail the myriad benefits these measures bring to walking and biking in KCMO. In 2012 the City reached an agreement with the Department […]

  • #GOVote: A YES Vote on Questions 1, 2, 3 is a Vote for Sidewalks

    Over the next two weeks, in a series called #GOVote, we will explore the many reasons BikeWalkKC endorses KCMO Questions 1, 2, 3 on the April 4th ballot. Follow along as we detail the myriad benefits these measures bring to walking and biking in KCMO. GO Bond Question 1 would establish a $150m fund for […]

  • BikeWalkKC endorses Questions 1-2-3 for investments in walking and biking

    One of the biggest obstacles to better walking and biking in KCMO is a lack of local investment in sidewalks, bike lanes, and other infrastructure. And for this reason, BikeWalkKC endorses Question 1, 2, 3 on the April 4th ballot. City Hall is asking voters to approve an $800 million investment in infrastructure, including significant new […]

  • Beyond the Loop Will Explore New Ideas for Downtown Highways

    Mid-America Regional Council (MARC) has launched an effort, “Beyond the Loop,” to begin planning for the future of several large pieces of aging highway infrastructure around downtown KCMO and KCK. There will be a kickoff event on February 23rd from 2:00 – 4:30 PM at the Central Library in downtown KCMO. RSVP here. The study […]

  • BikeWalkKC February 2017 Newsletter

    Mark Your Calendars: BikeWalkKC Event Season Has Begun Looking for new learning opportunities? Networking events? We’ve got something for everyone this spring, and hope you’ll join us for any and all of these upcoming activities! Friday, February 24, 5:30-7:30pm: We’ve teamed up with OneLife Fitness to offer a new Handlebar Happy Hour format! “Workout & […]

  • Follow the Bike: the Journey of a Donated Bicycle

    By Glen Rumbaugh, BikeWalkKC Education Operations Coordinator Have you ever donated a bike to BikeWalkKC and wondered what happened to it? It starts in our shop where we clean and check each bike.  Once ready, it’s off to one of our Earn-a-Bike Classes. During an Earn-a-Bike class, students are taught how to maintain and repair […]

  • What’s next for KC’s bike program

    The recent performance audit of Kansas City, MO’s 2001 bike plan has been followed up by swift action at City Hall to implement the auditor’s recommendations and begin an overall reboot of the bike and pedestrian program. BikeWalkKC has meeting with the City Manager, Councilmembers, and city staff to learn about how City Hall is moving […]

  • RFP for strategic planning for Missouri’s regional active transportation organizations

    BikeWalkKC and our peer organizations in St. Louis, Springfield, and Columbia request proposals for strategic planning services to inform future collaboration between the four organizations and to further our shared goals to improve the health and livability of our communities. RFP Issued: January 20th, 2017 Questions Due: February 3rd, 2017 Proposals Due: February 10th, 2017 Download […]

  • City Council sends $800 million infrastructure bond to voters with big sidewalk and bike lane improvements

    After a day of intense debate yesterday the KCMO City Council finally agreed on and unanimously approved an infrastructure program to send to voters on April 4th. Despite heavy pressure from the highway builders for a roads-first approach, the final plan that emerged yesterday has the potential to be transformational for walking, biking, and neighborhood […]

  • 60 day jail term for motorist who killed Glenda Taylor reinforces need for vulnerable road user laws

    Glenda Taylor was hit and killed on June 7th, 2015 while warming up for the Kansas State Time Trial Championships in the town of Walnut, in southeast Kansas. Last week the motorist who killed Glenda was sentenced to serve just 60 days in jail. He pled guilty as part of plea deal agreed to by […]

  • Mike Conley joins the team as Bike Share Operations Coordinator

    We are pleased to share that Mike Conley will fill a new role at BikeWalkKC: Bike Share Operations Coordinator. Mike will help lead our operations team to ensure that the Kansas City Bcycle bike share system is rolling smoothly all year.  As graduate of the University of Central Missouri, he worked at the local bike […]