News/Blog Archive

June News and Notes

Thanks everyone for another successful Bike Month. Now as we move into June and the summer months, join us for some other fun events. New Belgium Clips is June 9th New Belgium Clips is coming up on June 9th–That’s next THURSDAY, at 7:00 p.m. in Theis Park. WE NEED VOLUNTEERS, especially in our box office […]

Advocacy Alert – Grand Avenue Bridge Replacement

By now you have probably heard that the Grand Avenue bridge over I-670 is slated for emergency replacement this summer. You may also be aware of Grand’s significance as a key bike, pedestrian and transit corridor across greater downtown KCMO — buffered bike lanes will soon run a significant length of Grand. Mid America Regional […]

KCMO Proposed Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) Ordinance to be heard Thursday Morning May 26th at 9:30 a.m.

On Thursday, May 26 at 9:30 a.m. in the 26th Floor Council Chambers, the proposed Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) Ordinance will be heard before a joint meeting of the Transportation & Infrastructure and Planning, Zoning & Economic Development Committees.  This proposed ordinance will give the city more tools to foster quality development along our transit corridors. What […]

Youth Ambassadors at East High School: A Catalyzing Force!

By Maggie Priesmeyer, Education Programs Manager The idea of a bike program at East High School in the Kansas City Public School District started small– with an email several months ago from a math teacher interested in bringing bicycle education to a few of his students.  After an initial planning meeting and settling on a […]

Downtown bike network finally goes out to bid for contruction

The long, long-delayed project to add 13 miles of bike lanes in the Greater Downtown is finally moving forward! This morning the project went out to bid for a construction company to start the work this summer. It’s looking hopefully that this project will finally come to fruition later this year, after two years of […]

News You Can’t Miss from April

We didn’t want April to get away from us without reminding you of a number things happening in the next few days. Take a look and we hope to see you at an event soon! ACTION ALERT: Speak up for Federal Funding of Bike Share and Safe Routes to School BikeWalkKC’s Youth Education, Safe Routes to […]

A Successful Beginning to the Youth Ambassadors Program

This spring the Linwood YMCA, in conjunction with nearby KCPS elementary and high schools, hosted a Youth Ambassadors program delivered by staff from our Youth Education team. The program lasted 10 weeks and focused on providing participants with the knowledge, tools and practice to become active transportation advocates. The students ranged in age from fourth grade […]