MEDIA ALERT: Custom-Designed Installation Provides Bike Parking for Downtown Overland Park

Collaboration of the City of Overland Park, BikeWalkKC, the Downtown Overland Park Partnership, InterUrban ArtHouse, and the Johnson County Department of Health and Environment provides 36 racks across Downtown Overland Park

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 12, 2018 – Installation is underway for new custom bike racks in Downtown Overland Park.

BikeWalkKC has been working with the City of Overland Park, the Downtown Overland Park Partnership, the InterUrban ArtHouse, and the Johnson County Department of Health and Environment to install custom-designed bike racks throughout Overland Park’s downtown area.  The racks were designed by local artists and Downtown stakeholders and funded through the LiveWell Johnson County program.

Designed to be functional and visually interesting, the 36 custom racks are located convenient to Downtown destinations and businesses and provide easily identifiable branding for the district.

The bike racks are one part of Overland Park’s expanding bicycle infrastructure, including the recent adoption by the Overland Park’s City Council of a long-term, comprehensive bicycle plan, and Downtown Overland Park’s IDEA District. The IDEA District includes efforts to develop a creative placemaking plan that includes public art, clear signage and wayfinding, and transportation hubs.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT:
Karen Campbell, BikeWalkKC Director of Development and Communications
816-205-7056, ext. 2 or karen.campbell@bikewalkkc.org

About BikeWalkKC’s Bike Parking Services: Bike parking is increasingly important for communities, institutions, and businesses looking to improve access and serve people with an expanding range of mobility options. From district-wide bike parking plans to consultations for individual businesses, BikeWalkKC provides a full range of bike parking services. Often BikeWalkKC can provide free bike parking consultations. Through partnerships with quality bike rack manufacturers, BikeWalkKC is able to offer a wide range of custom bike rack options. Click here for more information about our bike parking services.

About the Downtown Overland Park Partnership: The Downtown Overland Park Partnership is a non-profit organization contracted by the City of Overland Park to advance the marketing, recruitment, physical enhancement and continued redevelopment of Downtown Overland Park. The Partnership serves as a liaison between businesses, the City of Overland Park, the Overland Park Chamber of Commerce, and the community as a whole.

About InterUrban ArtHouse: The mission of InterUrban ArtHouse is to enrich the cultural and economic vibrancy of the community by creating a place where artists and creative industries can work and prosper in an affordable, sustainable and inclusive environment.

About LiveWell Johnson County: LiveWell Johnson County is an initiative of the Johnson County Department of Health and Environment and made possible through grant support from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment and CDC. LiveWell Johnson County is committed to improving resident health through partnerships and environmental designs that make the healthy choice the easy choice. The ultimate goal is to encourage local communities to approach chronic disease prevention from two directions: first, to reshape systems and environments so that healthy choices are easy choices for individuals, and second, to support health systems work in preventing chronic disease, rather than just treating it.

Click here to view more images of the new bike racks.

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