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 […]

Olathe Bike Share Implementation Strategy

BikeWalkKC assisted the City of Olathe with a bike share feasibility analysis that analyzed the potential for bike share operations in Olathe, the connections to the regional bike share system, and opportunities for project implementation. The analysis and recommendations in this plan explore what a bike share system in Olathe could look like, where it […]

Bike Share Planning

Bike share in the Kansas City region is thriving and growing. In 2017, the regional bike share system expanded to more than forty stations and saw record ridership. New locations included areas north of the Missouri River and southern Jackson County, where the viability of recreation-focused bike share was demonstrated at Longview Lake. In 2019, […]

Downtown Bike Parking: Lee’s Summit

Downtown Lee’s Summit Main Street approached BikeWalkKC to conduct a bike parking analysis for their downtown corridor. This analysis resulted in fifteen bike racks being strategically installed throughout downtown Lee’s Summit. These racks were placed in areas of greatest demand including in front of parks, restaurants, coffee shops, yoga studios, and the Amtrak Station. These […]

Bike Parking for Development: Switzer Lofts

Foutch Brothers LLC completed the renovation of the historic Switzer High School complex into 114 market rate housing units. Located in the Westside neighborhood of Kansas City, the site is ideal for walking and biking. As a part of the developer’s parking plan, BikeWalkKC assisted with navigating the City’s bike parking ordinance and provided technical […]

Bike Parking for Schools

BikeWalkKC has helped many different educational institutions with their bike parking needs including high schools, middle schools, and elementary schools. Often these opportunities can be grant funded, with free technical assistance from BikeWalkKC. School bike facilities include bike racks and bike repairs stations. Bike racks help encourage students biking to school while providing them a […]

Bike Parking for Businesses: Sloop Dental

BikeWalkKC has helped many small business clients with their bike parking needs. Through partnerships with quality bike rack manufacturers, BikeWalkKC is able to offer a wide range of custom bike rack options. Sloop Dental is one that stands out because of the fun and unique design they chose for their racks. Crafted into the shape […]

Bike Safety Brochure

BikeWalkKC, in partnership with Children’s Mercy Hospital’s Center for Childhood Safety, co-created a bicycle safety brochure in spring 2017. The Bicycle Safety Brochure is an informational, tri-fold flier that communicates important safety information about bicycling rules and behaviors like proper hand signals, helmet fitting, and lane positioning. It is designed for students and their families […]