Kansas City Public Schools are creating a new facilities master plan, including future school sites and potential changes to school attendance areas. This process provides a great opportunity to include walking and biking in the district’s long range planning. We encourage all parents and community members to attend the public meetings and let school officials […]
Students from 38 schools representing 16 districts participated in International Walk to School Day this week — a 21 percent increase from last year. Here are some highlights from some of the schools that participated: James Elementary in Kansas City, Mo. promoted the event with student designed posters, door prizes, raffle prizes, and certificates for […]
BikeWalkKC’s popular bike skills program for elementary school students is in a record eight schools this fall, returning for another semester in the North Kansas City and Hickman Mills school districts. This year BLAST is also expanding to the Raytown School District for the first time. BLAST (Bike Lesson And Safety Training) visits 5th grade […]
BikeWalkKC and KC Parks are partnering to bring BLAST (Bike Lesson and Safety Training) out of the classroom and into the Southeast Community Center for four weekends this fall. BLAST offers bike skills and bike safety training for youth ages 10-15.
Neighborhood residents air concerns about speed, traffic, crosswalks, bikes, and safe routes to school.
This spring the City of Overland Park started construction on the next piece of the popular Turkey Creek Trail. This segment is at the city’s northerned edge along I-35, between Antioch Road and Metcalf Avenue. The new trail should be open by the end of this summer! Overland Park announcement: Turkey Creek Trail Coming Alive. […]
Shorter days mean more of us are commuting during times of significant sun glare. Here are some tips to keep everyone safe – people who walk, people who bike and people who drive automobiles. People who walk When crossing the street, be aware of drivers that are facing into the sun, as they will have […]
We are the proud recipient of two awards honoring our branding and design efforts for both Tour de Brew KC and the initial launch of BikeWalkKC. The Philly Awards are part of Nonprofit Connect’s annual Midwest Philantrophy Conference and recognize excellent in nonprofit communications. Tour de Brew KC won first place in the Special Event […]
Cyclists and pedestrians needed to speak up for sidewalks and bike lanes on new Woodsweather Road bridge in Downtown Kansas City, MO. The City is drafting plans to replace part of Woodsweather Road just west of the Broadway Bridge. It’s a key Bike KC route and important pedesrian and bicycle connection between the West Bottoms, […]