Traffic Calming Lending Library

COVID-19 Update: BikeWalkKC is working with regional partners to assist with "Open Streets" efforts that may close neighborhood streets to through traffic. We will make our Lending Library's bollards ONLY available for this purpose as requested.

Please note that:

  • Bollards are available on a first-come, first-served basis
  • Lending periods vary depending on the circumstances but in general, we can provide bollards for at least one month*
  • Lendees must provide evidence of approval from their city/municipality to close their street
  • A refundable deposit is required and varies depending on the amount of materials requested

* It may be possible to extend the time frame if the materials are not required for other neighborhood/partner requests.

Pick-up and drop-off arrangements must be made in advance as the BikeWalkKC office is closed to the public. We will provide "contactless" pick-up at our location at 1106 East 30th Street, Kansas City, MO 64109. Our pick-up/drop-off window is Mondays-Thursdays between 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Available Equipment

  • Bollards (Orange) - 25
  • Bollards (White) - 50
  • Bollards (Yellow) - 21

Email consulting@bikewalkkc.org to learn more.

Click here to fill out a request.

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Traffic calming makes streets safer for people who walk and bike by reducing the speed at which cars travel. BikeWalkKC has materials available for individuals and organizations to use for traffic calming demonstration, pop-up, better block, and tactical urbanism events.

Use of the lending library is normally free for community groups and other nonprofit organizations, but there may be a fee for special requests or extended loan periods. BikeWalkKC can provide technical assistance with planning and layout of the event for a fee.

BikeWalkKC Business Membership includes one free rental per year. Additional rentals may be arranged for a fee, depending on availability of equipment. Learn more about business membership.

Available Equipment

  • Bollards (Orange) - 25
  • Bollards (White) - 50
  • Bollards (Yellow) - 21
  • Large Cones (Yellow) - 4
  • Large Cones (Blue) - 4
  • Curb Stops (3 feet) - 16
  • Curb Stops (6 feet) - 50
  • Stop Signs - 2
  • Radar Speed Guns - 2
  • Tape Applicator - 1
  • Measuring Wheel - 1
  • Resource Books

Equipment Request Form
Please fill out this form to request equipment.

Contact consulting@bikewalkkc.org with questions or to request additional information.


 

Pop-up Traffic Calming at 38th and Warwick in Midtown KC

From the blog: Pop-up Traffic Calming Demonstration a Great Success, September 27th, 2017

Better Block on Grand Boulevard Downtown in 2012. Courtesy Better Block KC.

 

About the lending library
The Traffic Calming Lending Library is available to anyone in the Greater Kansas City area and/or western Missouri. It was established by a Plan4Health grant to the Missouri chapter of the American Planning Association and to our friends at Trailnet in St. Louis. Additional funding was provided by the AETNA Foundation. 

All loans are subject to a Memorandum of Understanding and proof of event insurance. Borrowing organizations are responsible for obtaining any and all permits and permissions from the relevant municipal authorities and adjacent property owners.

Equipment is stored about the BikeWalkKC office at 30th and Troost in KCMO and is available for pickup during regular business hours. Borrowers are responsible for picking up and returning equipment on the agreed upon schedule.