ENVIRONMENTAL HUMANITIES


Join the Missouri Humanities in connecting nature and community!  Our #MOEnvHu series includes lectures, bike rides, and walking tours – open to the public.  For programming we partner with organizations like the Missouri Department of Conservation. Questions? Call 816.802.6566.

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September 13, 2018  |  6:00PM – 8:00PM

BIKE RIDE  |  PRESENTATION

Join Missouri Humanities & BikeWalkKC as we explore bike infrastructure and its environmental impact in Kansas City with a city-wide bike tour!  Participants will experience various degrees of bike infrastructure in the Crossroads, Downtown, and River Market neighborhoods, and will also learn more about BikeWalkKC’s efforts in advocacy, education, and community planning.

Meeting location: 1800 Baltimore Ave, Ste. 1S  |  Kansas City, MO 64108

Ride Time: 1 Hour with Pit Stops

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Bikes will be provided BUT there are cheaper ticket prices for individuals who bring their own bikes and helmets!

Snacks and water will be provided. Please read the “Bike Share Terms and Conditions” below.

Questions? Call 816-802-6566.

Please read the “Bike Share Terms and Conditions” –>

TICKETS REQUIRED

$7/ticket if you bring your own bike.  $10/ticket if you need a bike provided.

ABOUT OUR PRESENTER – ERIC BUNCH

Eric’s interest in pedestrian and bicycle advocacy dates back to his days as a cross country and track athlete in high school and college. His daily runs opened his eyes to the value of human-paced exploration. After college, living in Columbia Missouri, he discovered the power of bike lanes, trails, and good sidewalks as a way to increase our physical activity and improve safety. There he began teaching bicycling commuting skills as a part-time staffer with the PedNet Coalition. Later, he spent some time as an intern with BikeDenver in Denver, CO. And in 2010 he joined the staff of the Missouri Foundation for Biking and Walking, beginning his full-time career in active transportation advocacy.

Now Eric as BikeWalkKC’s Policy Director most of his time is dedicated to increasing public awareness on the topic of active transportation and the built environment. It is Eric’s belief that transformation can only happen by building relationships with community stakeholders and elevating the collective understanding of how streets and public spaces impact quality of life. He attempts to connect the dots between the community’s vision of active transportation to the policymakers who ultimately affect the built environment. Eric serves as the chair of the Kansas City, Missouri Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee. His recent successes a newly adopted complete streets ordinance, securing of a $7.5m annual budget for sidewalks, and removing homeowner financial responsibility for sidewalk maintenance in KCMO.

To learn more about BikeWalkKC visit www.bikewalkkc.org.