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. […]

Impacting Transportation Inequity

Through our Transportation Equity work, primarily funded by the Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City, BikeWalkKC has implemented a robust array of programs and services to impact health outcomes and mobility options for underserved populations. We have developed a deep understanding of the neighborhoods and communities in the greatest need of interventions to improve […]

Armour Boulevard Engagement & Technical Assistance

Upon learning the city of Kansas City was planning to use CMAQ funding to repaint fading sharrows on Armour Boulevard in Kansas City, Missouri, members of the community reached out to BikeWalkKC staff to provide technical support and design services to make the case for traffic calming and roadway re-channelization. BikeWalkKC assembled a strong coalition […]

CompleteKC Design Guidance & Visualization

In 2014 BikeWalkKC developed a campaign to build awareness of the community benefits of complete streets. As part of a multi-faceted outreach campaign, posters were fastened to posts at eight major intersections along a two-mile stretch of Broadway Blvd. in Kansas City, MO. Each poster included a unique fictional vignette alongside a visual rendering of […]

Academie Lafayette Safe Routes to School Analysis

BikeWalkKC assisted the Academie Lafayette Charter School in Kansas City, Missouri with an arrival and dismissal analysis to assess traffic patterns, school policies and procedures, and student travel decisions. This analysis includes a mix of quantitative and qualitative observations, as well as direct engagement of parents, teachers, and administrators to provide context to the technical […]

Roesland Elementary Safe Routes to School Analysis

BikeWalkKC assisted coalition partners Johnson County and the Shawnee Mission School District with a guide and checklist for communities to use to develop and implement Safe Routes to School strategies. The guide tells the story of Roesland Elementary’s efforts, highlighting the best practices and “lessons learned” that parents, school officials, municipal staff, and elected leaders […]

Trailwood Elementary Safe Routes to School Strategy

Trailwood Elementary Safe Routes to School Strategy BikeWalkKC’s Safe Routes to School analysis for Trailwood Elementary incorporated data gathering and synthesis of all of the factors that impact a student’s ability to safely and comfortably walk or bike to school. This included everything from the behavior of students and parents at arrival and dismissal, to […]

North Kansas City Safe Routes to School Strategy

BikeWalkKC assisted the North Kansas City school district with an analysis of seven elementary schools to identify recommendations to improve walkability and bikeability to and from school. The outcomes of this analysis included a list of strategic infrastructure improvements that would have the greatest impact on walkability in the school areas, as well as recommendations […]