Professional Development


BikeWalkKC’s Professional Development Series helps transportation professionals and public agency staff design and build better, safer, and more useful bicycle and pedestrian facilities. Our goal is to improve the quality of bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure by educating professionals, sharing best practices, and providing real world experience of local facilities from the perspective of people who walk and bike.

This program is geared towards any professional involved in the planning, design, and construction of bicycle and pedestrian facilities. This includes planners, engineers, landscape architects, and others working in public works, parks and recreation, planning, transportation, public health, or similar departments at public agencies. Private engineering and consulting firms are also welcome to participate.


  • Principles of bicycle and pedestrian planning
  • Measuring demand for bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure
  • Measuring level of comfort and network connectivity
  • Overview of standard and innovative facilities
  • Best practices from the US and abroad
  • Good and bad local examples
  • Unique considerations for bicycle facility design
  • Intensive bike skills and bike safety training in classroom and outside on the bike
  • Walking audit of local pedestrian facilities
  • Group bike ride to practice new bike skills and tour local bike facilities
  • Customized content specific to your group’s goals and needs


  • Lunch and Learn Series – Brief installments covering the key concepts
  • Bicycle Transportation Planning Workshop – intensive all-day technical and skills training, including time on a bicycle
  • Custom Training Options – We’ll work with you to tailor training for your group

Training sessions are led by a BikeWalkKC’s nationally certified bicycling instructors and certified transportation professionals.

For more information, or to schedule training for your organization, contact