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 […]

LiveWell Johnson County

Built environment impacts to health are complex and wide ranging. For this grant BikeWalkKC examined demographic and health factors, infrastructure and land use constraints, and engaged community stakeholders to identify several target areas throughout the County. We then deployed a variety of education, outreach, events, and technical assistance focused on supporting active transportation and improved […]

Bike Walk Friendly Business Guide

The Bike/Walk Friendly Business guide is a pocket-sized, user-friendly brochure with practical information for how businesses can be more supportive of employees and customers who walk and bike. Employers are increasingly taking advantage of biking and walking as a smart business strategy. Businesses that embrace biking and walking see direct benefits to their bottom line […]

Public Education Programs

BikeWalkKC’s youth and adult education programs engage around 6,000 individuals every year around the Kansas City region. Ranging from on-bike skills training and Earn-a-Bike programs to Safe Routes to School and pedestrian safety, BikeWalkKC partners with schools, neighborhoods, libraries, community centers, social service organizations, and municipalities to deliver quality programming to audiences of all ages. […]