The Bottom-Up Revolution is… Making Cities More Bike- and Walk-Friendly

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Michael Kelley is the Director of Policy at BikeWalkKC, an advocacy organization based in Kansas City, Missouri. Their mission is to “redefine our streets as places for people to build a culture of active living.” 

Michael sees biking and walking as tools that enable people to get where they need to go in a safe, affordable, independent manner. These active transportation options can improve economic resilience, health, and a sense of community in any town, and Michael is working towards that in Kansas City. He brings to the organization his background in addressing housing issues, helping businesses thrive, and supporting the arts, all of which now inform his interdisciplinary role of creating a more bike- and walk-friendly Kansas City. 

Before we get into this episode of The Bottom-Up Revolution podcast, hosted by Rachel Quednau, a quick reminder that if transportation issues matter to you, you definitely want to preorder Charles Marohn’s forthcoming book, Confessions of a Recovering Engineer: Transportation for a Strong Town. Transportation in America is getting worse and costing more. We have to do better, and this book shows you how. We’ve got a bunch of special offers for those who preorder, including class discounts, an exclusive online Q&A event, and immediate access to chapter one of the book. Visit to preorder your copy today.

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