News/Blog Archive

Advocacy Alert: Speak up for Complete Streets in Wyandotte County

Together with our partners in the Healthy Communities Wyandotte Policy Committee, BikeWalkKC is advocating for the adoption of a Complete Streets ordinance as a means of improving the built environment and health outcomes in Wyandotte County. In the age of COVID-19, such legislation has taken on increased significance as a means of supporting frontline workers […]

KC’s regional Physical Activity Plan is in motion

  By Laura Steele, Director of Education Programs laura.steele@bikewalkkc.org BikeWalkKC’s education team is one of several organizations involved in developing a Kansas City regional physical activity plan (KCPA). We were first invited to participate by colleagues from the Center for Children’s Healthy Lifestyles and Nutrition (CCHLN) in 2019, and work continues as we collaborate with […]

At last, the Tour de Bier has come along!

Tour de Bier rolls on from August 15-September 15 The Tour de Bier is BikeWalkKC’s premier fundraiser, and has been since that first matching grant 9 years ago. Riders support our programs with their ticket purchases and the friends we’ve made have become committed volunteers, sponsors, members, and even employees. While this year has been […]

RideKC Bike and Scooter is hiring

RideKC Bike and Scooter is a great place to work. We are seeking a Fleet Technician to repair and maintain our fleet of electric bikes, pedal bikes, and scooters. Fleet technicians keep the vehicles and related equipment in a safe and smooth working condition for our users. If you are a mechanically-inclined creative problem solver, […]

Working to Decriminalize Walking and Biking in KCMO

In the wake of the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and others at the hands of police, the protests that followed have forced a reckoning on the issue of overpolicing in Black communities. Ahmaud Arbery’s death in particular reinforced the truth that in public spaces, Black people often face greater risks than their white […]

Mark Your Calendars: KCMO PIAC Hearings

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 […]