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 […]

Bicycle & Pedestrian Observation Services

BikeWalkKC understands the importance of good data to inform decisions about the design and operations of streets. We combine quantitative and qualitative data collection with the latest traffic observation technologies to create a complete picture of existing conditions and counts for all modes and users. Among the tools our team can employ are Miovision Scout […]

Traffic-calming demonstration in Rosedale

In 2013, Kansas City, Kansas and Kansas City, Missouri took great steps to make Southwest Boulevard safer for cyclists when they painted bike lanes from the Crossroads District in KCMO all the way to Merriam Lane. These efforts have continued to evolve and improve over the last five years, and a new effort in Rosedale […]

Bike Parking Programs

Bike parking is increasingly important for communities, institutions, and businesses looking to improve access and serve people with an expanding range of mobility options. Successful bike parking requires thoughtful planning.  Location, design, access, and installation are all important factors. From district-wide bike parking plans to consultations for individual businesses, BikeWalkKC provides a full range of […]

Bicycle & Pedestrian Policy & Codes

Good transportation policy forms the foundation of a truly multi-modal community. We work with communities all over the region to identify solutions to complex transportation challenges by offering custom designed policy and code language. Our team of transportation professionals provides services ranging from traffic code review to comprehensive policy document creation. We provide solutions for […]

Youth & Adult Education Programming

BikeWalkKC operates some of the largest youth development programs for active transportation in the nation (and the only programs in Kansas City), and we are continuing to grow. Four in-school programs, referred to collectively as “Local Spokes,” are offered, each dedicated to educating youth and improving health through training in basic bike handling, maintenance, and […]

Better Block

Thomas Morefield, now the Director of Community Planning for BikeWalkKC, helped organize the region’s first Better Block event in 2012 to transform one block of Grand Boulevard for a day, using low or no cost temporary solutions to inspire people about the possibilities of better, permanent design improvements. Grand Boulevard, between 16th and 17th Street, […]

City of North Kansas City Codes & Policy Review

As North Kansas City moves forward with several exciting bicycle infrastructure projects, BikeWalkKC has been assisting with a review and update of codes and policies related to bicycles and pedestrians. In July 2018, BikeWalk presented the first round of code recommendations to the North Kansas City Council, including protections for vulnerable road users, guidance on […]

KCMO Complete Streets Ordinance

BikeWalkKC wrote code language for a Complete Streets ordinance for the City of Kansas City, MO in 2017. This project included a national review of Complete Streets policy best-practice, extensive stakeholder feedback, and coordination with all relevant city departments. In the end BikeWalkKC produced a code language that was supported by city staff, the City’s […]