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Region’s first Women’s Bike Summit scheduled for May 10

Women's Bike Summit May 10Happy Bike Month!

BikeWalkKC will host the KC Women’s Bike Summit in May as a forum to encourage more girls and women to bike and celebrate current female bicycling enthusiasts.

Bike commuting is more popular than ever — increasing 42 percent in the Kansas City area last year. Now, BikeWalkKC wants to focus on increasing the numbers of female cyclists. The summit is a venue for women of all ages and backgrounds to discuss relevant issues and provide hands-on opportunities for improving confidence.

Join BikeWalkKC for a day of workshops, discussions and
break-out sessions that focus on the female cyclist.

Register to attend the KC Women’s Bike Summit.

Where:

Kauffman Foundation
4801 Rockhill Road, Kansas City, MO 64108

When:

May 10, 2014
8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

A registration fee is not required, but BikeWalkKC suggests donations of $25 per person.

Complimentary childcare will be available.

Contact Sarah Shipley at sarah.shipley@bikewalkkc.org with any questions.

 

For more information about transportation issues in the Kansas City region, visit our sister blog, Transportation Matters.

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The 2013 MARC Annual Review is available online

2013AnnualRev_cvrMARC is pleased to announce that its 2013 Annual Review is now available online. The report summarizes a broad range of activities that MARC and its many committees and partners have worked on over the past year.

As a metropolitan planning organization, MARC helps the region anticipate and adapt to change as we work on a broad agenda that includes healthy people and families, efficient transportation systems, more effective local governments, a strong and competitive regional economy, safe and prepared communities, and a healthy environment.

In 2013, we celebrated the completion of several multi-year projects funded by grants from the U.S. Departments of Transportation, Energy, and Housing and Urban Development. Working with partners across the metro, we’ve made investments that bring us closer to our vision of a region that is more vibrant, connected and green. The 2013 Annual Review highlights the connections that strengthen our region.

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MARC launches new website

Homepage ScreenshotMARC recently launched a new website at www.marc.org, featuring easy-to-use navigation and landing pages for specific sections of the website.

Many of our web page addresses have changed, and if you have pages on our site bookmarked, those links may no longer work.

Here are links to the main pages in our Environment section:

Our new navigation menus and search feature should make it easy to find what you need, but if not, please don’t hesitate to contact us at marcinfo@marc.org. Let us know what you are looking for and we’ll send you the new link.

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Region saves nearly one million miles of driving

GCC-graphic_share-300x112The 2013 Green Commute Challenge ended a couple weeks ago, and we are so impressed by the results! In just 13 weeks, drivers from around the region saved 999,151 miles — 200,000 more miles than we saved last year. Way to go, KC metro!

Some other big numbers from this year’s challenge:

  • 27 teams
  • 835 participants
  • 963,924 pounds of emissions kept out of the air
  • $209,822 of driving expenses saved

For more details about this year’s challenge, check out the MARC Transportation Matters blog.

Keep your eye out for the 2014 challenge on the RideShare Facebook page. Maybe next year you can help us hit that million-mile mark!

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MARC annual review now available online

2013-MARC-Annual-ReviewMARC serves as a platform for the region’s citizens and leaders to engage in a broad range of issues. Take a look at MARC’s 2012 Annual Review to see how we are currently helping to create a more vibrant, connected Kansas City region by focusing on:

  • Vibrant places
  • Healthy people and families
  • Quality environment
  • Efficient transportation
  • Prepared communities
  • Effective government
  • A competitive economy
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