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  • Advancing Partnerships in Johnson County

    By Laura Steele, Education Outreach Coordinator Earlier this month, BikeWalkKC and the Mission Sustainability Commission, with support from LiveWell Johnson County, provided a special nine-hour Confident City Cycling series for area residents. The classes were held at the Sylvester Powell, Jr. Community Center and consisted of three hours of classroom-style education and then six hours of […]

  • Improving transit service in Eastern Jackson County

    New connections between suburbs, better access to Johnson County jobs, and a new MAX Bus Rapid Transit line on 24 Hwy.

  • BikeWalkKC’s statement on KC Streetcar extension to the riverfront

    Ensuring high quality bike/pedestrian access is a core part of the project and is available on opening day

  • Action Alert: Independence 2040 master plan public meeting

    Let’s make sure the vision for Independence’s future includes a multimodal transportation system that improves walking, biking and transit.

  • Transitions on the BikeWalkKC Board of Directors

    2017 is a year of change on the BikeWalkKC board as several of our founding board members reach their six-year term limits and new members bring in fresh ideas and new energy. We want to say a huge thank you to the founding members who contributed invaluable time, energy, sweat, and leadership. They have been crucial to our […]

  • Action Alert: Fairmount Business District in Independence – Open House June 15th

    Help make northwest Independence more walkable and bikeable!

  • Action Alert: Prairie Village Bike Plan Open House June 15th

    Share your thoughts about how to make Prairie Village a better place to bike for both transportation and recreation.

  • Olathe Students Refurbish Bicycles for Neighbors in Need

    By Laura Steele, Education & Outreach Coordinator A crash course (minus the crashing!) in bicycle maintenance helped 4th and 5th graders at Green Springs Elementary in Olathe piece together a knowledge of bike mechanics they quickly put to good use. After seven weeks of after-school instruction, students helped repair eight previously owned bikes for donation […]

  • UMB Volunteers Give Back at BikeWalkKC

    By Glen Rumbaugh, Education Operations Coordinator UMB Bank not only allows but encourages their team members to volunteer time helping nonprofit organizations like BikeWalkKC.  To celebrate Bike Month, on Tuesday, May 16th, seven energetic and enthusiastic volunteers from UMB came to our office to assist with our twice-a-year BLAST bicycle fleet maintenance checks. We now have 128 BLAST […]

  • Action Alert: Armour Road/NKC Complete Streets Public Meeting

    Would you like to see bike lanes on Armour Road in North Kansas City? Northtown is developing into a more walkable and bikable community, with new businesses and apartments, bike share, and redevelopment of old industrial sites. The City is currently planning a Complete Streets makeover for Armour Road, improving conditions for people who walk […]

  • BikeWalkKC Forms Community Green Commute Challenge Team

    BikeWalkKC has joined this year’s Green Commute Challenge, and we want YOU to join our team! The Green Commute Challenge runs for 12 weeks (during the height of the ozone season), and all we ask is that you  choose alternatives to driving alone whenever possible — carpool, bus, streetcar, vanpool, cycling, walking and telecommuting. Yes, […]

  • Bike Club Students as Advocates

    BikeWalkKC Education Programs Combine Policy and Advocacy By David Hansen, BikeWalkKC Instructor This spring, two BikeWalkKC-sponsored Bike Clubs met with KCMO government officials to learn about and offer input on the new #KCBikePlan. Students from Kansas City Public School’s East High School Bike Club rode their bikes to City Hall on May 4th and sat […]

  • Mobank Sponsors New Kansas City BCycle 2.0 Fleet

    BikeWalkKC is pleased to announce that Mobank will serve as the sponsor of our Kansas City BCycle 2.0 bike fleet. These lighter, new bikes in high-visibility “Mobank orange” feature front and rear integrated lights, an all-weather saddle, three-speed shifting, comfort and control for riders of all sizes, hardcase all-weather tires, internal cable routing and drivetrain. A […]

  • Erika Smith’s Death Marks the 4th KCMO Pedestrian Fatality of the Year

    A driver struck and killed Erika Smith while she attempted to cross Paseo to catch the bus on Tuesday morning. We don’t know all of the details of the crash and an investigation is surely underway. We want to express our condolences to Smith’s family and friends. The grief must be gut wrenching. We also […]

  • BLAST Pilot for Burke 3rd Graders

    This semester, Burke Elementary School (Hickman Mills School District) and BikeWalkKC partnered up to deliver our first-ever 3rd grade version of the Bicycle Lesson and Safety Training (BLAST) program! Our education team drafted a four-session program specifically designed for 3rd graders, with the goal of preparing them for our full BLAST curriculum in the future. […]