Research and Data

An important part of BikeWalkKC’s advocacy, education, and public policy work includes researching local conditions, analyzing best practices, and developing strategies to achieve our mission of redefining our streets as places for people to build a culture of active living. Here we provide variety of original research, strategic policy platforms, and national resources.

Local data and statistics

op-bikeplan-kmbc-tvWhere Kansas City, MO ranks among the most populous US cities:

  • Biking to Work: #49 out of 70
  • Walking to Work: #33 out of 51
  • Bike Safety: #34 out of 51
  • Pedestrian Safety: #43 out of 51

Data from the Alliance for Biking and Walking.

BikeWalkKC research and reports

Street harassment survey

Strategic Plan
Our guiding document for advancing the mission and moving Kansas City to the next level. Read the summary or download the full plan.

Public Policy Platform
Prepared for the 2015 KCMO City Council election.

Transformational  Strategy for Youth Development
A big vision for achieving transformational scale and bringing Safe Routes to School and bike safety education to all high-need students in the KC metro area.

Bike Share Equity Report
A planning study and report to examine the issues and evaluate possible strategies for improving access to bike share in Kansas City’s underserved communities. Funded by the Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City.

Reimagining Broadway Boulevard as a complete street

Landscape of Analysis of Kansas City’s Active Transportation Sector
A snapshot of the biking and walking issues, barriers, opportunities, and organizations prepared for the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce’s Healthy KC Initiative.

Harassment of Vulnerable Road Users
Report and survey underpinning our work to pass anti-harassment ordinances across the metro area, to better protect people who walk, bike, or use wheelchairs or white canes.

Road Diets
KC’s waistlines aren’t the only thing that need slimming. We can re-purpose the public space taken up by overbuilt roads to provide more safe places for people to walk and bike. Road diets are especially important urban neighborhoods and other underserved communities where streets cannot be expanded for sidewalks or bike lanes.

Walking Wednesday at Hazel Grove Elementary in KCK

Walking School Bus at Hazel Grove Elementary in KCK

Streetcars and Bikes
The KC Streetcar starter line is about to join one of the country’s least-developed bicycle networks. But it is an opportunity to advance the state of all forms of active transportation if city officials embrace a more visionary strategy.

 

Other Resources

Bikenomics Report

Bicycling and the Economy: Economic Impact Studies

Katy Trail Economic Impact Report