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 […]

Research & Regional Metrics

BikeWalkKC works continuously to develop and refine regional data sources for pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure.  Most recently, BikeWalkKC developed a regional bike facilities database that synthesizes a variety of regional data source and vets them with aerial and field observations to develop what we believe is the most complete and accurate data on bicycle facilities […]

North Kansas City Bike Share Expansion Outreach

In preparation for a 2017 expansion of the Kansas City B-Cycle bike share system to North Kansas City – the first stations in the network north of the Missouri River – BikeWalkKC assisted North Kansas City with planning and engagement to guide the expansion. BikeWalkKC mobilized community stakeholders and regional advocates to participate in a […]

Kansas City BCycle Bike Share System Planning

BikeWalkKC staff has extensive experience with all aspects of bike share planning and operations, including analysis and mapping of everything from regional demand to local bicycle network optimization. In 2012 the organization produced a detailed implementation plan that led to the launch of the 12 station starter system in downtown Kansas City, MO. Since that […]