Safe Routes to School pilot project at James Elementary

Our Safe Routes to School Project at James Elementary in the Old Northeast is delivering a wide range of programs, training, and policies to make it safer and easier for students walk and bike to school – and it's coming to more schools next fall!

Record Numbers Participate in International Walk to School Day on Oct. 5

Thousands of students, parents, families, and educators across the Kansas City region walked to school on Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016, as part of International Walk to School Day organized by BikeWalkKC, MARC, and KCHealthyKids. A record 91 schools in the Greater Kansas City and Lawrence areas participated this year, up from 66 schools in 2015 (a 38% increase). […]

Case Study: James Elementary

Pilot project to implement an intensive intervention focused on one school and its surrounding neighborhood. The scope of work ranged from direct student programming all the way up to district-wide policy review.  James Elementary is part of the Kansas City Public Schools and is located in the Indian Mound Neighborhood of the city’s Historic Old […]

BLAST school-based bike education expands in Northland and KCK

This spring BikeWalkKC's successful school-based bike skills curriculum has expanded to four new schools in the KCK and North Kansas City school districts, now serving more than 500 fifth graders across the metro area. BLAST (Bicycle Lesson And Safety Training) is our innovative school-based program that brings a fleet of bikes into local elementary schools […]

Partner Profile: Health Forward Foundation

One of the benefits of working with local foundations is the deeply connected relationship a nonprofit builds with the organization. Since our very early days, BikeWalkKC has been a recipient of support from the Health Forward Foundation (HFF, formerly the Healthcare Foundation of Greater Kansas City). The Health Forward Foundation advocates for healthy and equitable communities […]

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 […]