On Monday evening, November 14 at 6:30, the recommended Master Plan for Rosedale will be presented to the Planning Commission for the Unified Government of Wyandotte County. This Master Plan is notable for many reasons including the attention paid to built environment and infrastructure. You are encouraged to review the Master Plan and to attend this meeting, either to learn more or to show your support.
This was the first of at least 31 around-the-park walks, that I'll be taking in October. And one of a series of articles that I'm going to be writing about those walks. This excursion was at Bethany Park on Saturday, October 1.
The Healthy Community Corridor is one of fifty projects nationally that were recognized as a HealthyCommunity50 project by the Aetna Foundation, the American Public Health Association and the National Association of Counties. During the month of October we will be walking the parks, and the surrounding areas, in this corridor.
Webinar Central for the Movement
Our calendars are at the bottom of almost every page on our website at www.202020Movement.com and are designed to be one of our resources for the community. We include upcoming webinars to encourage better understanding and knowledge about infrastructure and built environment centering on physical activity and health outcomes.
The attached is a press release for the selection of Kansas City, Kansas for the Healthiest Cities and Counties Challenge, and our selection as a HealthyCommunity50.
Watch here, on our social media, and elsewhere for news on September 15.
There are now 9 organized walking clubs in Wyandotte County as part of the WALK WYCO system, and probably others that we don't even know about. Here is a story about my exploration of walking clubs and reasons you may want to join one or more of these organized walks -- or even start one yourself.
Ryan Gravel's book about revisioning infrastructure is, in so many ways, representative of the soul of the 20|20|20 Movement in Wyandotte County. This is a review of that book . . . but a review that is admittedly slanted by my personal biases and observations. I highly recommend this book to anyone who is interested in the process that is just beginning here.
Why do you walk . . . or why should you walk? For many, the straight-forward reason is for better health. But there are a great many other ways in which a regular regimen of walking can make positive changes in your life. In this first of a series of articles on the benefits of a Bike | Hike | Walk lifestyle, we will briefly list 10 of what may be among the most surprising.
Today we officially launch a blog for our 20|20|20 Movement. We hope this will be a way to inspire change -- a way to educate, advocate and activate people and organizations around that change. But we also hope this will be seen as a conversation corner in which we also listen and share.
The first annual Levee Fest in Wyandotte County will be occurring at the Armourdale Levee Trail this Saturday, June 4, from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM. This date was selected in recognition of National Trails Day and the importance of our outdoors environment to the health of the community. The trail head is at the levee near 18th and Kansas Avenue in Kansas City, KS.
There is a movement in Wyandotte County – a movement to help improve the health of our communities – our children and seniors, our singles and families, people that are already suffering from chronic disease or that are at risk.