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
Where 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
Economic Impact of the New KCMO Bicycle Master Plan
Research from UMKC shows that building out a new bike network that prioritizes physically separated bike lanes will save 36 lives per year and boost the local economy by $500 million.
Public Policy Platform
Prepared for the 2019 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.
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.
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.
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.